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good morning. into thin air. the mystery of malaysia air flight 370 deepens as dozens of ships and planes launch a new search overnight. now three days since it vanished, still no sign of that plane. this morning, officials admit they are facing an unprecedented aviation mystery. breaking his silence, the father of the sandy hook gunman adam lanza speaks out for the first time expressing grief and anger, even saying he wishes his son was never born. this morning, his candid comments. distraught. the testimony that caused oscar pistorius to become violently ill in court today. we're there live. and whose fault was it? the sky diver involved in this
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terrifying collision shares his side of that story. >> i definitely thought i wasn't going to make it. >> and casts blame directly on the pilot. but the pilot's fighting back today, monday, march 10th, 2014. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, welcome to "today" on a monday morning. >> and what a mystery we have on our hands in malaysia. that flight that seemed to disappear into thin air. it's today's top story. of course, new developments in the search for malaysia airlines flight 370. more than two days after it vanished with more than 200 people onboard. we've got two reports this morning. beginning with nbc's keir simmons. he's in kuala lumpur where the plane took off. keir, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning,
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savannah. i'm at the airport where the plane took off. relatives are waiting for news in the hotel behind me of loved ones who have simply vanished. their aircraft disappeared. the latest news is that sightings, possible sightings of debris and even a life raft have turned out not to be connected. but they are closely studying an oil slick seen off the coast of vietnam to see if that can offer any help as to what happened. it is tense. journalists every few hours are ushered into a room in a building behind me to be told by officials, again, they consider it still a mystery. meanwhile, off the coast, the coalition of nations, vessels and aircraft from around the world, including from the seventh fleet are searching for clues, they simply cannot find. savannah. >> keir simmons on the ground in kuala lumpur for us. thank you. >> and search teams scour the ocean for signs of that wreckage, troubling questions do remain. nbc's tom costello has been following the story around the clock since it broke, tom, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. investigators in both the u.s. and asia are quite simply
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baffled. still no emergency transmitter signal, no sign of wreckage in this heavily traveled body of water. it now appears that fuel slick may not have been associated with this downed plane at all. the malaysian military says its radar tapes show the plane may have made a turn as if it were starting to turn back. >> in the waters south of vietnam, a massive international armada searching for the remains of flight 370. but so far, only false or unconfirmed sightings of debris. >> we have not found anything that appears to be objects from the aircraft let alone the aircraft. >> after zeroing in on a fuel sheen spotted over the weekend, the search has expanded and intensified with still no confirmed sign of the plane that disappeared from radar. >> this is a very large search area. >> we caught up with commander william marks aboard the "uss blueridge." >> you have to take into account wind and current and sea state.
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and as each hour passes, that area grows bigger. so right now, it is a very large search area, i estimate could be easily hundreds of square miles. >> the loved ones for the 239 people onboard continue to wait. among the passengers, phillip wood, an ibm executive from texas. he was home just last week. >> had a good meal together. and it was just a good quality time, you know. so i'll always keep that in my heart and memory, you know, as kind of a good-bye dinner. >> flight 370 was flying at 35,000 feet and roughly 500 miles per hour when the malaysia military says it seemed to turn back before then disappearing from radar. if it suddenly broke up in flight, the debris could be spread over a massive area. but what could've happened. the possibilities include a calamitous mechanical malfunction, a structural failure, even a bomb. >> something occurred that required their immediate
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attention. and they were unable because of task priorities to need to talk to air traffic. >> the u.s. government is helping to review the names and surveillance camera images of every passenger who boarded after investigators learned two of the passengers onboard were using stolen passports. they'd each booked one-way flights to europe through beijing. the question, were they criminals, terrorists, or simply trying to get past immigration? >> the ntsb is also assisting the malaysians in this investigation. malaysian authorities stress that so far there is no evidence of terrorism. but the fact this plane lost contact so abruptly at a cruising altitude is a cause for concern. u.s. officials, however, say they have seen nothing so far to suggest terrorism. matt, back to you. >> tom costello on this, thanks very much. we have greg feith, a former investigator with the ntsb. greg, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. >> you are trained to ask the right questions here. so let's go through those questions.
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what could've happened that was so catastrophic, so fast on board that plane at 35,000 feet that the pilots had no chance to call for help? >> the logical answer to that, matt, is that they had some sort of control event that took place with the airplane. something that was startling to them, unexpected and required them both pilots and their full attention. so you could have an explosive decompression of the cabin, which at 35,000 feet, you've got about 5 to 8 seconds of useful consciousness because of the lack of oxygen. so you're going to have to deal with that. or you could have another structural failure that compromised the controllability of the airplane. >> given what you know about these kinds of aircraft, is it likely to you that type of a catastrophic event was caused by a structural breakup of the plane? or the explosion of something onboard that plane? >> as an investigator, you always want to look at history,
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if you will. and when we look at twa 800 where we had a fuel tank explosion that compromised the structure or we had an egypt air 990 which was basically a controllability thing, then we look at panam 103 which was a bomb. you really have to look at the fact this was probably an external or an intentional type act more so than a real controllability issue with the airplane only because the crew had really no time to make any kind of distress call. >> so you're saying at this stage of the investigation based on your experience, you would lean in the direction of a terrorist act? >> i would look at least the fact this flight crew -- the airplane right now, they've been looking on the water for the last three days with no debris. we've seen, again, from history with air france 447. we've seen it with twa 800 where both airplanes have gone into the water. there has been a large wreckage
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of debris field, if you will, on the water surface. it was very obvious. this airplane, the 35,000 feet and 500 miles an hour, if it did steer off course, if it went west, it could be over land. if it went and reversed course like the radar data indicates, it could be down near thailand and places like that. only because if the crew is incapacitated, the airplane is still flying. payne stewart, with the pilots being passed out. you remember flew well over 400 miles. >> all right. greg feith. greg, thank you very much for your perspective. i appreciate it. he brings up twa flight 800. unfortunately, i was in a helicopter as the sun came up the morning after that plane went down in the atlantic ocean off long island. and there are a lot of things on a plane that float. and there were -- there were pieces of that debris everywhere. >> still flaming debris. >> that's what's so mysterious about this. without a trace. >> nothing. >> nothing. >> i know. >> meantime, we have natalie here with developments on what's going on in ukraine. >> that's right.
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and russia has increased its military presence in the crimean peninsula. this as ukraine's acting prime minister prepares to travel here to washington, d.c. to meet with president obama. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell has the latest. andrea, good morning. >> good morning, natalie. that white house visit for the leader of the new pro-western government, arseniy yatsenyuk, intended to boost his legitimacy in the eyes of the world in advance of crimea's vote to break away from ukraine scheduled for next weekend. he's coming here largely because he cannot get talks with moscow. moscow is refusing to deal with the new leaders. and clashes on sunday shows how tense the crisis is. a pro-ukraine rally in kiev contrasted in crimea with violence when russian supporters attacked pro-ukraine demonstrators in sevastopol. vladimir putin has made it clear he's not budging. sunday, he spoke to germany's angela merkel and britian's prime minister david cameron telling them both the upcoming vote in crimea is perfectly legal and constitutional. the hope is that merkel can try to mediate this growing conflict.
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but so far, president obama has certainly not been able to. he's spoken to putin twice for 2 1/2 hours total and gotten nowhere. >> andrea mitchell in washington. thank you, andrea. researchers have found a blood test that could predict the chance a person will develop alzheimer's disease. the new study out of georgetown university identifying ten blood fats that signal when brain cells are starting to degenerate. they compared blood test results from 40 people diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment to 40 control subjects and found the test was able to correctly identify those with memory problems 90% of the time. researchers say larger studies are needed. former nsa whistleblower edward snowden will make his first live appearance today at the south by southwest interactive festival in austin, texas. he will be interviewed by video conference by the lead technologist for the aclu. audience members will also have a chance to ask questions of snowden. the focus of snowden's appearance will be on ways the technology community can protect
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against mass surveillance. and some sad news this morning from the world of cars and sports. the ford motor company announced that william clay ford sr. has died. the 88-year-old was the last surviving grandson of the company founder henry ford. the company says he was instrumental in setting the design direction for the automaker's vehicles. ford was also the owner of the nfl's detroit lions. and we have dramatic new video to show you this morning. take a look, from a ski area in michigan. where a 10-year-old boy was left hanging from a chair lift more than 30 feet off the ground. a chair lift manager and a co-worker heard what was going on and rushed up the mountain and climbed the chair lift tower. the manager was able to pull the boy to safety. still no word, though, on how that boy got into that position to begin with. fortunately, it ends well. >> how long was he hanging there? >> i don't know. >> too much. >> too long. >> too long. >> natalie, thank you. is this the week that spring
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comes? >> next week? >> a little bit. >> you're not going to love wednesday. >> that's right. it starts off great, but then we take a bit of a dip. this would become coast-to-coast storms that our friends at the weather channel would be calling vulcan. a big mix of rain, snow, ice and wind pushing to the west, to the east i should say. we're talking about anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of snow. by tuesday, this thing continues making its way east with a mess from denver all the way to milwaukee with, again, an icy mix for most of this. the snow not quite so bad. but as it makes its way into the eastern half of the country, much colder air gets drawn down. so we're looking for heavy showers and thunderstorms, down through the south. heavier snow from illinois all the way into western new york, up to 9 inches or more. and then, thursday, here's where it really gets interesting, off
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the coast, a possible nor'easter developing, right now about 3 to 6 inches of snow. but some areas, some of the models putting it as high as 18 inches of snow when it's all said and done. we're going to continue to track this. still early, but, again, we want to give you the information you need to make planning as you move forward into the week. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. 7:13 on a monday morning. good morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. we do have rain on the radar but we're starting to dry out now.
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santa rosa south through san francisco, and we're seeing clearing all the way south of san bruno at this point with heavy downpours through hayward, fremont and all of this activity still moving toward san jose. we're mostly dry at this point. we continue through the morning hours count on slick conditions, this is going to clear out by afternoon. then we have a major warm-up headed our way a. return of the 80s as of friday. coming up in the next 30 it's insane. >> all right. >> thank you so much. we've got new developments this morning in the controversy over a massive recall by general motors. a leading government agency is now facing questions over why it declined to investigate consumer complaints sooner. nbc's peter alexander has that story from the white house this morning. peter, good morning. >> savannah, good morning to you. just days ago, federal safety regulators demanded that gm explain why it took ten years to
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issue a recall on cars with ignition problems. now, there are new reports that are questioning whether that same federal agency was aware of the problems years ago and didn't do more to get them fixed. >> at least 13 people have died over the last decade in accidents involving gm cars that were only recalled last month, including teenagers natasha weigel and amy rademaker whose chevy cobalt slammed into a tree in 2006 after the car they were riding in allegedly turned off suddenly. >> come to the point where anybody had to die in order for that car to get fixed. >> former national highway transportation safety administrator joan claybrook now is a safety advocate says nhtsa should've forced gm to fix the problem back then. a new york times analysis found more than 260 complaints to nhtsa over the last 11 years about gm cars with ignition problems. >> federal regulators a decade ago could have thoroughly investigated this. they didn't do it, they asked general motors for a little information, not much. >> following gm's recall, federal investigators are demanding answers from the
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automaker about why it took so long to order a recall. gm's new ceo has launched an independent investigation and told employees, we will hold ourselves accountable and improve our processes so our customers do not experience this again. nhtsa told nbc news it took steps to review the accidents at the time, including three special crash investigations, which did not contain sufficient evidence of a possible safety defect trend that would warrant the agency opening a formal investigation. >> the recall effects six different models, including the chevy cobalt, saturn ion and pontiac solstice. most of which were manufactured between 2003 and 2007. here's the important part, if you own one of those cars, nhtsa is urging you to follow gm's recommendation to use only the ignition key, nothing else on the key ring if or when you're driving it and to bring it in, of course, as soon as you can for repairs. savannah, back to you. >> peter alexander at the white house. thank you very much. we turn now to the conflict in syria which enters its fourth
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year this week. and the advocacy children is painting a very dire picture of that war's impact. a public health system that's collapsed leaving more than 4 million children in need of assistance. nbc news is focusing on that issue this week. in a special series "forgotten," syria's children of serious war. dr. nancy snyderman is on the syrian border. nancy, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. i'm in the hospital which is about three miles from the syrian border. in fact, you can see the mountains that separate the two countries from this hospital room. this is a small hospital. it only has 34 beds. but it has 27 incubators, which tells you about the humanitarian crisis here. behind me finally getting some sleep is this woman who gave birth to a little girl yesterday. and this room is very stereotypical for this hospital. clean, but small.
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moms from aleppo and grandmothers from aleppo are here with their granddaughters who are giving birth. and it goes to the heart of the crisis. and that is that syria has lost 60% of its hospitals and with refugees still drifting over the mountains. in fact, there are women i met in this hospital this morning who just arrived. babies being born just in this hospital are to the tune of 10 to 15 a day, which raises the question, what happens when those babies go home because they're going to some kind of refugee camp with international support or not. and the second you and i say good-bye today, she is due for a c-section. in fact, there are nurses hovering outside the door here waiting for her to leave. so i think with that, matt, i will say good-bye to you and we will see you tomorrow with an update on the forgotten children of syria and just the future they have to face. >> all right, nancy, thank you very much. we wish her the best, by the way. and you can find more on this story this week on "today" and "nbc nightly news."
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and nancy will have live web casts on, as well. and now we move to some new details this morning on a frightening collision between a small plane and a sky diver in florida. the chilling scene was captured in this series of dramatic photos. and both men involved are now telling their sides of the story. here's nbc's gabe gutierrez. >> this morning, against all odds, the two men at the center of these incredible images are alive and now blaming each other. a sky diver about to land when just feet from the ground, a small plane tears right through his parachute. at the south lakeland airport near tampa. >> i definitely thought i wasn't going to make it. >> the veteran sky diver 49-year-old john frost who goes by steve is limping and nursing several bruises. he thinks the pilot is at fault. >> our pilot had seen him and contacted him directly to ensure that he knew that we were going to be parachuting in the area.
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>> the experienced pilot 87-year-old sharon trembly is out of the hospital and telling his side. his wife tells nbc news, he was very alert as he is when he flies. he was paying attention to what was going on and knew jumpers were there. but the jumpers were in the wrong place. frost strongly disagrees. >> and when you fly into an area with parachutists all over, you have that high potential of killing somebody. >> federal authorities are now investigating the collision, captured by the photographer, tim telford. >> i stared through the lens, is this really happening? i couldn't believe it. >> ironically, the collision happened on national parachuting safety day. >> i will keep sky diving. it's one of the safest sports you can do. >> reporter: for "today," gabe gutierrez, nbc news, atlanta. >> i've seen those photos now a hundred times, i can't believe neither of those guys was more seriously injured. >> let's move over to carson. what's everyone talking about online this morning? >> well, good morning, everybody.
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"girls" star lena dunham made her "snl" debut over the weekend. we'll have highlights and reaction coming up in the next half hour in the orange room. back to you. >> thanks very much. coming up, the father of the sandy hook gunman adam lanza opens up publicly for the first time. why he decided to speak out and what he says drove his son's downward spiral. plus, what caused a distraught oscar pistorius to become violently ill at his trial today. we'll have that, but first, this is "today" on nbc. bc.
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>> a very good morning to you. 7:26. investigators in fremont look forge an overnight arsonist. three fires broke out within minutes of each other in the warm springs area. two at separate schools, the other at a park. all within hundreds of feet of each other. no one was hurt. san francisco police officer making a quick recovery in the hospital. he was shot during a traffic stop on saturday. officers arrested the suspect after a high-speed chase that ended in san jose. east bay municipal utility district warning about a possible imposter. officials say someone stole a company truck last week along with an employee badge and tools. they believe he may be pretending to be one of their employees. b.a.r.t.'s project to the
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south bay a year ahead of schedule. according to the "mercury news" the project should be done by 2017. right now tracks are 50% complete and the tunnel through central park in fremont is done. let's check the forecast with christina. >> hey, good morning to you. welcome back. we're getting close to our new sunrise about three minutes away from that. as we head throughout the next couple hours we're going to keep showers in the forecast, everything is clearing out as i widen out you can see that. watch out for this line of showers from fremont through portola valley and it's going to press through san jose. since we picked up over three inches of rain over the past month our beautiful green hills have returned. it really makes a difference out there. it's pretty. temperatures today are warm, we're going to end up in the 70s in the east bay, 69 degrees along the peninsula and 68 is the forecasted high in the south bay with a clear sky by about 3:00 p.m. >> we go to the bay bridge toll
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plaza. the metering lights are on sloxt down the berkeley curve. slower into berkeley. a couple more crashes caused a backup. and out of san pablo, westbound 80 jams up to university avenue. and then it clears up toward the berkeley curve. the green overlaid shows you north of the san jose bridge slick conditions. a recovery for west 580, a truck fire has cleared, and the north bound to the south bay all jamming up. >> thanks, mike. thank you. another update in a half hour. ♪
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♪ >> 7:30 now on this monday morning. it's the 10th of march, 2014. not spring quite yet, but there's a pretty shot from the top of the rock here in new york city. looking in what direction, matt? >> i didn't even see it. >> oh. >> i missed it. put it back up, and i'll get it, i promise you. and it's looking south. one world trade center in the background. >> oh -- >> statue of liberty is back in the far back corner. let us take a look at what's making headlines. dozens of planes and ships searching formal asia 370 to no avail. authorities in malaysia are questioning two travel agents
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who sold tickets to two passengers using stolen passports. several mudslides in washington state triggered. floodwaters forced officials to shut down the zoo in billings, montana, but officials there are hoping to reopen today. if you have been driving a lot lately, you know this. the price of gas keeps going up. the national average has jumped 22 cents in the past month alone. it now stands at $3.49 a gallon. >> spring break. what a shock. >> meanwhile, the murder trial of oscar pistorius caused the olympic sprinter to become violently ill in the courtroom. we'll have a live report from the courthouse with jeff rossen. tomorrow on "today" renowned journalist miltz o'brien will be here for his first morning interview since a freak accident led doctors to have to amputate his left arm. it's an amazing story. >> incredible story. he is incredibly brave. we look forward to hearing from him. meantime, it has been nearly 15 months since the tragic school shooting in newtown, connecticut, and the gunman's father is now speaking publicly
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for the very first time in the latest issue of the new yorker. in a moment we'll talk exclusively to the author of that article, but, first, here's nbc's stephanie gosk. >> reporter: there may never be a complete explanation of what drove adam lanza to kill himself, his mother, and 26 students and teachers at sandy hook elementary school, but an article in this week's "new yorker magazine" probably gets as close as anything ever will. it is the first time lanza's father, a vice president at general electric, has ever spoken to the media about the shooting. it's not like i ever go an hour when it doesn't cross my mind. peter lanza tells writer andrew solomon. he describes his son's unraveling and the pain he now struggles with. how much do i beat up on myself about the fact that he's my son? a lot. as a young boy, lanza says adam was definitely different, but still a normal, weird little kid. as he grew older, the problems grew more visible. every day life became almost
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impossible. the social awkwardness, the uncomfortable anxiety, the awkward walk, reduced eye contact, you could see the changes occurring. after their divorce nancy lanz yashgs adam's mother, took on the bulk of his care eventually isolating him from the world and his father. peter lanza says he last saw his son two years before the shooting. e-mails from his ex-wife told him not to visit. now more than a year since the killing at sandy hook, lanza wishes his son adam had never been born. that's not a natural thing when you are thinking about your kid, but god, there's no question. for "today" stephanie gosk, nbc news, new york. >> andrew solomon is with us now exclusively. he sat down with peter lanza six times for that "new yorker" article. thank you for being here. >> glad to be here. >> when i read that paragraph when he says he wishes adam lanza had never been born, it took my breath away. what is his state of mind? how would you describe this man?
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he must be haunted. >> he is haunted. he wishes he could go back in time and fix what went wrong. is he a kind, decent man, and is he horrified his own child could have caused this destruction. >> why speak out now? this is somebody who has maintained his privacy and his silence until now? >> he said he had been contacted by so many victims families and he said he finally thought his story was an important part of the puzzle and that he had a moral obligation to tell it, that it may help the families or it may help prevent another newtown. >> when something like this happens, inevitably the scrutiny goes to the parents? what did they do? what did they not do? did they miss signs? did the article shed any light on what was wrong with adam and what may have caused him to take this unspeakable act? >> adam had what was then called asbergers syndrome and would be autism speck trim disorder. the autism made him very weird and because they had a diagnosis, it didn't appear to them that anything else was wrong. >> i want to be clear here.
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no one is suggesting that autism caused him to be violent, but peter seems to believe that perhaps it masked a different diagnosis that should have been noted, perhaps schizophrenia he says. >> whenever adam was being strange or peculiar, he thought it was just his diagnosis, and he didn't look past it. adam saw a huge number of psychologists and psychiatrists, and none of them detected hints of violence. >> what about the fact that peter lanza was essentially estranged for the last two years of his life. bh he looks at that now, does he feel he should have tried harder to reach his son? >> he said he wishes he had tried harder because he said anything i did differently might have changed the outcome, and the outcome couldn't have been worse or more evil, but at the time i didn't see it. >> we learned also that nancy lanza, adam's mother, in fact, wasn't exactly up front with peter about the decline of adam, about how bad things had gotten. what can you tell us about that? >> nancy was always trying to give adam a good day, and she
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didn't think enough about giving him a good life. she dealt with the crisis as they came along, and she wasn't open. she was trying to make everyone think everything was okay as her son got worse and worse. >> does peter blame his ex-wife? >> he very specifically doesn't blame her. he said i was trying hard. she was trying far harder. she did her best. >> a lot of people have looked at her and wondered why did she allow all those weapons to be in the house when she knew her son had mental illness. did peter know about that, and what does he make of that decision? >> you know, nancy had grown up a live free or die new hampshire gal, and she had an idea that guns were part of everyday life. i don't think guns should be a part of everyday life, but they had no sense that adam was dangerous. they thought he was peculiar, but not that he would hurt anyone. he says he was the safest, most cautious, rule follower that i had ever met. >> he met with a couple the
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newtown families. what did he say about those? >> he said one of the families had said to him that they were trod forgive adam. he said a family that lost their son, their only son, he said if my trading places with them could ease their pain, i would do it in a heart beat. >> that's fascinating because this is a family that said they could forgive adam, but that's something that peter said he is not ready to do. >> he is not. he said as the trailer indicated that he really felt that he wished adam had never been born, and he said he struggled with coming to that, but what happened was so horrific he could only wish it away. >> well, andrew solomon, it's an extraordinary interview. i really recommend people take a look at it. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> we should mention it's in this week's "new yorker magazine." we'll take a turn now and get a check of the weather from al. >> savannah, thanks so much. as we can see right now, a little bit of activity pushing its way through chicago. this ahead of what we expect to be a fairly decent storm as the week wears on. 50, mild, and breezy today for a high. st. louis, 72. omaha, up to 72.
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memphis, 69. atlanta, nine degrees above normal at 72 degrees. as we move into tuesday, temperatures warm up even more. oklahoma city, near 80. same in atlanta. d.c., 71. then, boom, look at this. here comes the cold air. just as the storm makes its way kroou across chicago. only a high of 25. drops 20 degrees below normal. atlanta, two degrees below normal, and here's where the problem develops as the jet stream dips to the south. that storm system will be coming in right into that cold air into the northeast and the great lakes, and that makes the cold air available for a big st 7:38. happy monday morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. this is your radar and yes, painting a different picture now than a half hour ago. showers are thinning out. we have slick conditions. the sun is starting to break through in the north bay, we're slated to hit about 69 degrees today. we're going to keep showers in the forecast for the first part
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of the day. you need to keep your umbrella out and ditch it along the peninsula 69 degrees, 68 here in san jose. >> that's your latest weather. >> all right, al, thank you. up next, new drama at the oscar pistorius trial this morning, why he became distraught and sick in court and why the judge ordered a media blackout. we'll tell you about that right after this. hi. i just finished an energy audit of this building and started my own dog walking business. what did you do to deserve that thin mints flavor coffee-mate? it's only one of the most delicious girl scout cookie flavors ever. i changed the printer ink. really? it's actually tricky. you're lucky i like your tie. enjoy our caramel and coconut girl scout cookies flavor. now available in powder. nestle. good food, good life. [ video game sounds ] whoa! campbell's has super mario soup.
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total effects from olay. your best beautiful. we're back now at 7:43. as week two of the murder trial of oscar pistorius gets underway. and today, the testimony literally sickened the olympic sprinter in the courtroom. jeff rossen is with us now from petoria. jeff, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. pouring rain outside the courthouse in petoria this morning. inside the courtroom, oscar piece tore use is more emotional than we've ever seen him. a short time ago, he actually became violently sick into a bucket. it created such a scene, the judge actually had to stop the trial for a bit to make sure oscar was okay. he's been listening this morning to disturbing detail from the pathologist who performed the autopsy on reeva's body. the testimony so graphic the court has cut off the live video
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and audio feed. >> reporter: oscar pistorius spent the weekend at his uncle's lavish compound guarded by security. >> how do you think it's going? >> reporter: he doesn't say anything to reporters, but in court this morning, he was crying openly and shaking, listening to graphic testimony about reeva steenkamp's final moments. also today, the security guard at oscar's home took the stand. he spoke with oscar just after the gun shots. as reeva was dying on his bathroom floor. that guard spoke through a translator. >> translator: my lady, i called mr. pistorius. and mr. pistorius told me that everything is fine. but i realized that mr. pistorius is crying. >> reporter: today, oscar's lawyer tried to explain that away. >> mr. pistorius will tell the court he could not speak. he was, indeed, only crying.
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>> reporter: there's sad drama unfolding outside the courtroom, too. reeva's parents suing oscar for wrongful death. before the shooting, he made millions in endorsement deals from nike to oakley. >> behind the scenes, reeva steenkamp's family and oscar pistorius' family are in negotiation for settlement. >> how much do they want? >> they're looking at between 200,000 and 600,000 u.s. dollars. >> reporter: reeva's parents said they didn't want to sue oscar but had no choice. their financial situation is dire. they live here along this dirt road 600 miles from petoria. that's their modest home right over there. reeva supported them. she paid their electric bill, she paid for their food. in fact, things got so bad, their cable tv service was about to get shut off. and on the day she died, reeva told her mom, i'll send money for the cable bill tomorrow. >> all the photographs, this is my favorite one. >> reporter: reeva's parents barry and june struggle every day, visibly emotional in this exclusive interview shot for a future documentary. >> she will never have children, never have a wedding, never have
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anything because of him. she had a promising future and now it's gone. and he's got to take responsibility for that. >> reporter: it is still so raw, they keep a shrine to reeva. photos from her younger years to the smart, beautiful woman she became. a model with a law degree. her law books, still on the bookshelf. >> she must have suffered so much. besides being in pain, she must have been terrified. why couldn't i be protecting her? and that's something out of our hands. >> reporter: reeva's father says when the trial is over, he wants to speak to oscar face-to-face, one-on-one privately. he doesn't know what he'd say, but he wants that chance. neither of the parents are in court today for the upsetting detail about the condition of her body when she died, matt. >> jeff rossen in petoria this morning, thank you very much. coming up, will it work? the new ad campaign that's using humor to address a very serious problem.
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oh, you guys, i'm so sorry, i accidentally opened garage band. >> she was great. and then the tweets came in. people loved lena on "snl." writes lena dunham is the best, smartest, funniest and wonderfully weirdest gal. lena chimes back, do i ever now feel like i'm getting ripped away from my beloved camp friends. seth meyers gets in on it. lena dunham takes the weekend. great on snl, great on "girls." how do you think she did? let us know. >> carson, thank you. coming up, look who's going to be joining us for trending. it's the one and only steve harvey. >> one thing we'll discuss, was it a touching move or maybe a little bit ri ♪ [ male announcer ] for paul ridley, there's no substitute for advil. it's built to be as fast as it is strong
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a very good monday morning to you. 7:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a bay area surfer recovering after smashing into rocks off the coast of marin county. take a look at this video. rescuers had to use a chp helicopter to save the man yesterday afternoon near rodeo beach. neither boat nor swimmers could reach the swimmer because of the surf. the man suffered minor to moderate injuries. barry bonds will be back in a giants uniform helping the team during spring training. bonds is doing a guest stint as a hitting coach. in the seven years since retirement bonds has mainly stayed away from the game. let's check the forecast now with meteorologist christina loren. >> good morning to you. kind of a home run for today in the weather department. that's because we're getting showers that we really need and we're also going to see a nice finish, a lot of this moisture
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came through while you were sleeping. we have slick conditions, this is all that's left of the front. getting ready to hit san jose as we head through the next 15, 20 minutes. we should be mostly clear. as you know we have time change over the weekend. your newsunrise about 7:30 in the morning. through this afternoon unseasonably warm, lows to 70 degrees across the bay area. and then the new sunset at 7:10 pm >> that rain about to hit the area where our camera shows you. let's look at the maps. the area northbound with the arrow into the camera shot shows a slow drive north. there is 87, 85, 280 showing the red zone, that means speed below 20. the rest around the bay you have wet roads from the earlier rain. peninsula drive, speeds slow as you head southbound 101 through san mateo. and a live look at palo alto shows you southbound side gets the sunlight.
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>> there we go. that's the time change. 7:57 now .
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♪ it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, don't take the high road. the new campaign from colorado officials using humor to crack down on stoned drivers. plus, heroes on the hardwood, the touching display of sportsmanship by a high school team. >> yes! >> yeah! >> as they let an opponent with autism score his first points ever. >> two big stars join us live, actor and director jason bateman and talk show titan steve harvey stop by studio 1a, "today," monday, march 10th, 2014. >> good morning, texas. we're on spring break.
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>> -- mississippi! >> high, michigan, from the "today" show. >> good morning, jacksonville, florida. >> mississippi girls taking over new york. i love you, matt lauer! >> whoo! ♪ >> our one-year wedding anniversary, and hello to everybody in new mexico. >> we came new york city to celebrate audrey's 10th birthday. >> hi, we're back now 8:00 on a monday morning. and, you know, i love this time of year because we finally get to start saying it. it is time for the rolling spring break. >> take a look at the crowd we've got gathered here. school starting to let out. this is fun time. >> oh, yeah, just gets bigger. >> another few weeks, we have more people coming in. >> goes through easter. >> oh, love it. >> and easter's late this year. april 20th. >> all right.
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good. well, coming up, did you hear about this story? a world renowned composer, called the beethoven of japan, apparently now admits he isn't legally deaf as he apparently claims and did not write his own music. >> this guy's a sensation in japan and had to hold a press conference to basically come out and say i'm a fraud. it's a mess. we'll tell you that story. but we want to get the top stories of the morning. natalie at her post at the news desk. good morning again. >> good morning to you guys once again. in the news this morning, two days after a passenger jet with hundreds of people onboard vanished over southeast asia, there is still no sign of the wreckage. and no solid clue as to what happened. keir simmons is in malaysia with more. keir, good morning. >> reporter: hey, natalie, good morning. behind me is the airport where flight mh-730 took off and simply disappeared. now, we are learning that an oil slick seen off the coast of vietnam is not related to the disappearance of the aircraft.
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it follows news that debris that was seen and even a life raft is not related to its disappearance. there are simply no clues and the search continues. a culmination of nations ships and aircraft from around the world, scouring the see, looking for evidence, something they can learn, including from the seventh fleet. and the commander of a destroyer in the seventh fleet has warned that the sea is going to get rougher, making the search more difficult. natalie? >> keir simmons, thank you. and i spoke this morning with james and tom wood whose 50-year-old brother phillip was on board the missing flight. phillip who worked for ibm in asia had just been home to visit his family in texas last week. >> he was like a mentor. he was always pushing himself to do more and accomplish more and explore more. and so, i'm going to miss all those things. >> the wood brothers said their parents and phillip's two adult
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sons are holding up well thanks to their religious faith. president obama will meet wednesday in washington with the acting prime minister of ukraine to discuss russia's moves toward seizing ukraine's crimean peninsula. this weekend, moscow reinforced the troops who took over border crossings and surrounded military bases in the region. crimeans will vote in are referendum next sunday. peru has agreed to send joran van der sloot to the u.s. to face charges, but not until 2038 when he completes his sentence for killing a peruvian woman. van der sloot is the chief suspect in the 2005 disappearance of natalee holloway in aruba. although he is not charged in that case, he is charged with extorting money from holloway's mother. a generic version of the cholesterol drug lipitor is being recalled because the wrong dosage may have been put into some bottles. the indian drugmaker is recalling 64,000 bottles sold
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here in the u.s. a pharmacist found a 20 milligram tablet in a sealed bottle marked for 10 milligram tablets. last month the fda barred the drugmaker from sending drugs from the indian plans to the u.s. because of quality control issues. and a fine lesson in sportsmanship this weekend. during a high school sectional championship game in southern california with a solid lead under its belt, they sent in beau howell who has autism. he did miss two shots. so the rival got a rebound, they called a time-out, then they gave the ball to beau so he could score his first points ever in an official game. nothing but winners there in that game. what a great moment there in sports. 8:05 right now. let's get a check of the weather once again with al. >> all right. thanks so much, nat. and it's your 10th birthday. what's your name? >> audrey. >> where are you from? >> i'm from california, but we live in texas. >> okay. cool. happy birthday. very nice. there you go.
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let's see what we've got as far as your weather. whether it's your birthday, or not, we've got more wet weather moving into the pacific northwest where they do not need it. seattle, washington, heavy rain drop today, temperatures in the low 50s. it's going to be a mess, that's for sure. and then as we take a look going during the day today, look for more sunshine making its way. temperatures nice and warm, 80s into the southwest. also down into florida, sunny skies through the southeast, that storm system starts to make its way into the west, that will make its way across the country. 82 degrees in phoenix today with plenty of sunshine. we'll see a lot of sunshine today as well. once we're done with these showers. right now, for the most part,ering is clearing out of here. a few light cells located in the south bay. main front pushing into the central valley and into that toe. maybe two to four inches of snowfall as we head throughout the day today.
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we're going to check on the traffic alert with mike in just a few moments, but stick around for that. looks pretty bad this morning on 101. >> and that's your latest weather. >> all right, mr. roker. coming up, some very special guests. we've got steve harvey and jason bateman. we're going to check them out in a couple of minutes. then on trending, has your smartphone turned you into a distracted parent? we'll check into that. >> and the humorous campaign being launched in colorado tackled a serious issue of stoned driving right after this. someone bathed in handsome...
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try new quaker warm & crunchy granola for the crunchy side of oatmeal. quaker up. back at 8:11 with "what's trending today." >> distracted parents and the advice to put down the cell phone. a new study out this morning offering a really fascinating look at the effect technology has on the parent/child relationship. >> a little late, but joining us is steve harvey. researchers, chime in on this. researchers at boston medical center observe families during a meal. they found that parents who got down into e-mails or drawn into e-mails and apps tended to have more negative interactions with their kids. that's because the kids ended up acting out, mr. harvey, to get their parents' attention. researchers say parents need to find better ways to stay connected at work while being
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present for their kids. do you get into this situation? >> all the time. i got a lot of kids. all they do is stay on the web. they're social media kids. i enjoy it because i have to spend less time parenting. >> yeah. >> i don't think you really mean that. not sure that's the answer they were looking for there. >> i feel warm, look it up. >> all right. good, thank you for that. >> all right. well, actor liam neeson made an appearance. >> mr. putin, vladimir, i never met you. i don't have experience in international diplomacy, but what i do have is a very particular set of skills. >> oh, yes, he does. and looks like he's using those particular set of skills in real life. >> he's taking on the mayor of new york over the popular horse drawn carriages.
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bill de blasio wants to shut down the service saying the horses aren't treated humanely. he says that's not true. he lashed out at him telling him to man up. take a look. >> this is an industry here since before abraham lincoln's first inauguration. these horses are well cared for. it's a connect with the past. it's a connection with our history. >> mayor de blasio says he plans to tour the stables to help operators find new jobs. steve harvey, what do you think? >> i think the man needs to really find out what's really going on. i think the horses may be treated pretty humane. we've got other problems in this city. what you trying to kill sexy for? you riding around the park. cabs don't do a good job of romantic drives. >> and then the guy with the pedals. >> yeah.
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>> so at least you know it's the horse. >> yeah. >> because the horse has been kicking off an odor. >> well, his odor is explainable. >> exactly. >> he's a horse and he's crapping. so -- >> and there you have it. >> all right. >> can't believe he would call out the mayor like that. >> who would do such a thing? >> please, really. >> in new york. >> so is it romantic or inconsiderate. well the latest example, basketball player from the university of lincoln, nebraska. >> chelsea, will you marry me? >> presuming she says, yes. >> she does. >> and there's a fiancee who
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surprises his bride to be by planning the entire wedding. >> trouble. big mistake. >> he gets together with her mom to arrange everything. and they have the wedding -- she thinks she's going to an engagement party, she's going to her wedding. steve harvey. >> looks like a nice job, though. >> the dumbest thing you can do. it's a woman's day, you've got to let her have it. she's been dreaming about it since a little girl. he has no idea -- looks happy right now. you can't imagine the arguments where this is going to come up again. it's just like the wedding you planned. >> the mom got to plan it, too. got to work out well for the mom. >> he would've been golden with just offering to help. that's good enough. >> i was a low-key bride. i would have taken that and loved it. >> all right. >> steve, thank you. we'll sit down and talk to you for real. this is kind of a tease. >> i like this. no, a tease is this. >> and that's "what's trending
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today." we'll talk to him all right. a new ad campaign launches in colorado today. the focus is warning drivers in a state where marijuana is now legal of the dangers of smoking and getting behind the wheel. here's nbc's miguel almaguer. >> reporter: the $1 million ad campaign poked fun at stoners. a series of commercials showing marijuana users spacing out.
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a reminder while it is legal to smoke pot in colorado, it's against the law to be high behind the wheel. >> this is a first public education campaign. there'll be many to come. >> paid for by the colorado department of transportation, the ad campaign is the state's first push to remind drivers marijuana should be treated like alcohol, both impair your judgment, both can land you in jail. for state police, it's no joke. >> and you're going to count out loud. one thousand one. >> more than half of colorado's 61 arrests made in january for impaired driving involved someone who was high. >> the potential to find somebody who is high is going to be greater now. >> i'm going to have you follow the tip of this red pen with your eyes and eyes only. >> today near denver, the mile-high city, more than 200 officers are being trained to become dres, drug recognition
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experts. trooper t.w. cox just graduated. >> how dangerous is a high driver? >> high drivers are extremely dangerous. it's exactly the same as someone who is on alcohol. >> budding into a $500 million industry in colorado, these new ads target young men. >> we have a youth prevention campaign that's going to focus on talking to the youth directly and parents and teachers about how to talk to you. >> launching today across the state, the commercials used humor to warn stoners about something that's no laughing matter. for "today," miguel almaguer, nbc news, denver, colorado. >> the dribbling's getting on my nerves, but i think using the humor does get your attention. >> this weekend, they said the signs you'll see on the highway say speed up. >> exactly. let's head over to savannah. >> all right, guys, thanks.
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jason bateman is pulling double duty in his new movie, a dark comedy about a 40-year-old who worms his way into a kids' spelling bee to settle an old score. and not only is bateman the star, it also marks his directorial debut. what does it say about your character? despicable, mean, almost a bully, i would say? >> listen, he is a gentleman who has had his feelings hurt and he's not as smart as you or me or a viewing public here. he's not well-equipped to sort of mend his wound, lick his wounds. so he's doing something kind of petulant and impulsive here and crashing a spelling bee to kind of exact some revenge. >> he crashes the spelling bee, he's surrounded by little kids, that does not mean he uses soft and caring words. i mean, he's tough on these kids. he tricks them? >> well, yeah, but it's because he's also kind of a kid. i mean, hopefully, people will see there's a deeper agenda here
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at play and he's -- the analogy i make is when a 5-year-old boy wants to tell a 6-year-old or 5-year-old girl that he likes her, he pulls her hair. you know, and that could be -- that's kind of what this guy is. that's how he bonds with these kids. >> now, this is your first time directing. how did you find the lead actor? difficult to direct. >> just a dream. this guy, justin i think his first name is. no, jason. every take he did, it was like he was reading my mind. just spot on. no, it was -- i didn't want to play the lead role. >> i was going to say, i actually heard you didn't want to cast yourself. >> right. i went after a couple of much more talented gentlemen and they told me to lose their number. so i said i'll play it. because i thought it might lighten my work load if i didn't have to direct the lead actor. and it let me concentrate on other things. >> what was it like to direct? is this something you wanted to do for a long time? >> yeah, a very, very long time.
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it was a dream, you know. it's very complicated, involved process to create a fake world for an audience. and i just wanted the privilege of overseeing that process. it's a lot of people that are very skilled that you need to pull that off. and it was a pleasure to work with all of them. >> as i mentioned, there are a lot of little kids in this movie. you, of course, grew up in this business. you once were a child actor. does that help you kind of relate to them. >> yeah. one of my first big jobs was on "little house on the prairie." look at that. it's like they're reading my mind. look at that. it's a beautiful piece. isn't it? >> and that hair. >> look how full that piece is. so michael landon was the writer, director, actor on that and took care of us little kids. and i found myself recalling a lot of those memories about how i was set to be. if i was bored, he would make it fun. so the kid who plays in this movie, he and i got along fast
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and well. >> this, of course, as you mentioned was the backdrop of the spelling bee. were you a good speller? are you a good speller? >> i'm -- i'm -- i'm better than my wife. that's all that counts. i was not a great speller. i was in one spelling bee when i was a little kid. i lost early to the word answer. dropped that tricky "w." >> what about "surprise"? >> z-u-r -- am i right so far? >> yeah. >> no. the spelling bee aspect. we basically keep that in the background. it's basically a venue where all of this good stuff happens, you know. >> i love spelling, though, and you have a doozy of a word in this. i want to see if you could spell it for us. flosinosinpilifilication, i believe. >> okay. go ahead and start spelling it. you have to memorize that word?
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>> well, we'd write them on cue cards around the camera. but multiple places so i could get three letters there and then and another card down, three more letters and, you know, so. >> well, i won't ask you to spell it. just define it. >> i don't -- i'm just a dumb actor. >> dumb actor and director. >> well, sure. but still dumb. >> and you're directing again over the movie with nicole kidman, right? >> yeah, starting in may, really excited. >> well, the movie is "bad words," very funny. you feel guilty for laughing because you're so bad. >> always good to see you. >> nice to see you.
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you're watching "today in the bay." >> good morning to you. hundreds of students will notice damage done to the schools in fremont this morning. an arsonist hit overnight. james leach elementary and warren springs park all targeted. all also within hundreds of feet of each other. no one was hurt. let's see if we're hurting on that morning commute. >> it's kind of causing some folks a little pain. we had a crash actually. no injuries reported but it was a big slowdown. that lasted about 90 seconds and did clear. still very slow coming into palo
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alto, but better than five minutes ago. slicker roadways after earlier. a little light rain travel. your northbound route, usual suspects there. we do have a slow drive through the entire valley. there are no shortcuts today, mike. no shortcuts. it's slow all over, guys. >> sounds like antonio is looking. >> another local update is coming up in half an hour. have a good morning.
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♪ 8:30 now on a monday morning, it's the 10th of march, 2013. >> a little snow. there's a little system moving past, just a little disturbance. >> sunny. >> coming up, a stunning apology from a man celebrated as the beethoven of japan. >> unbelievable story. >> also, the always entertaining steve harvey is sticking around with us. we're going to find out --
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>> got a lot of jobs. >> are you bored? >> clearly not sleeping on the job. and also a take on popular relationship problems. >> we've worked him hard here. >> check of the weather. >> all right. let's show you today, we do have a little bit of snow moving through the northeast quickly. also looking at windy conditions, storm system coming onshore in the pacific northwest. that's going to be making its way across the country. tomorrow the cold continues in the plains, look for wet weather into western ohio, and parts of western new york. rain down through the gulf, sunny and warm down through the south. mild central california back into texas. that's what's going 8:31. good monday morning to you. i'm christina loren. the front for the most part is into the central valley, leaving us with mostly dry conditions. we are going to find some aftermath out there. some breezy conditions overnight. our roadways are still slick. really want to take it easy
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about there. the sun will be back out in full force. now the time change. the sunrises at 7:30 a.m. the sun will set at 7:10 p.m. going to be nice today. good air quality headed our way. >> i like this sign. one more reason i'm her favorite. you brought your mom to the "today" show. how many siblings do you have? >> two. >> so you have a lot of work to do to catch up. what's your name? >> that's right. >> what's your name? >> derek. >> derek rules, all right. all right. you're saying hi to them. you're here. all right. savannah? >> thank you so much. and now the tragic fall of a man beloved for his music and praised for the challenges he's faced. but turns out his story was actually part of an elaborate lie. the story from london. good morning. >> reporter: hi, savannah. yeah, his music was used everywhere from the winter olympics in sochi to video games played in the u.s. but the japanese composer who was so admired because he was deaf now says he can hear.
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and also that he did not write the music. >> it is a fall from musical grace for the man known as japanese beethoven. admitting in front of hundreds of reporters that it was all a lie. that he wasn't completely deaf as he claimed. and that the symphonies and the other music he said was his own for the last 18 years had, in fact, been secretly written by a ghost writer. it is, indeed, the case that i have deceived people and i'm extremely sorry, he said friday. his first appearance after the allegations surfaced a month ago. determined the 50-year-old was not legally deaf. and after the real composer, the realtime professor in tokyo went public himself. his claim to fame was this piece. ♪ the symphony about the 1945 atomic bombing of his home city. just a few weeks ago in sochi,
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japanese figure skater used what was believed to be the composer's music for his short program. days after the scandal first broke. >> the theme music for the video game resident evil was also credited to the musicians. compared to beethoven because the german composer's deafness, says he has hearing problems. but there's little sympathy in japan. the young's people's chorus of new york is scheduled to play that hiroshima piece later this month. the group says it has not decided yet whether to pull it from the program. also, this has been a great disappointment to people in the deaf community worldwide. >> absolutely. janet, thank you so much. >> i think he said during the press conference that throughout the 18 years he was living the lie, he kind of knew this was coming out one day and lived in fear of it. he hung his head in shame
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several times during that press conference. >> yeah, and an awful way to live. terrible thing to do. sad. coming up next, we'll take a turn, steve harvey appears to tell us about his talk show. steve, you still with us? >> it's the 13th season. >> we're not going to interview steve, we're going to keep teasing him. >> i'm not sure that is steve. i hope he's still here. >> all right. >> you're not faster than me. >> steve harvey coming up. >> all right. plus, how to debt your dog in shape for spring. we'll get timely advice from beth stern.
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♪ and we're back now at 8:37 with a guy who may be becoming the new king of all media with apologies to the husband of a future guest here in a second. steve harvey. >> good.
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>> a successful stand-up comic, he has a hit daytime talk show. >> you and i will get through this together. >> and if that's not enough, a number one rated radio show. >> let me tell you about me. >> family feud game show host. and author of two best-selling relationship books. steve harvey, husband and father of seven is a true renaissance man. >> so we can't put that sign up on morning television. steve harvey, good morning, nice to see you. >> good to see you. >> when you were a kid. >> great job on the olympics. >> thank you very much. >> great job. >> thank you very much. getting back to you for a second. you're a kid, you've got the toothbrush, you're pretending it's a microphone, an entertainer or a host. did you ever imagine when you finally launched your own talk show, it could be as successful as it has been? >> no, not really. because you look at other people
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and the chances. you get the statistics thrown in your face all the time. the chance of making this, i don't know. >> did you have naysayers saying, look, these talented people have tried this before and one by one they've dropped off the face of the earth? >> i heard a ton of it. i heard a ton of it. that doesn't stop me from the effort, you know. i already knew you got to step off the cliff. you hoping the chute opens. but in order to enjoy the ride to the ground, you've got to step off. >> you must have thought you could deliver something in the hour that those people hadn't delivered. >> there was no men on daytime tv that were, you know, had all of the experience i had. it's not a lot of guys that have done the marriage thing the way i have, survived it, been homeless, flunked out of college, started at the bottom, kind of got it, you know, american dream story. >> one of the things you do a lot of on your show.
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you deal with relationships. you talk to people who are in a relationship or want to be in a relationship or just got out of a relationship. and you offer advice. do you ever get worried about that advice? because people's lives are -- their happiness is on the line, and they're listening to you. >> right. but, you know, the only thing i give to people, even though it's my opinion is laced heavily with truth and facts. you know, this is the way it's done. this is the only way it works. a man has to be this way to a woman to make a woman happy. and a woman has every right to look for the things they're looking for. >> do you ever get back to your dressing room and think, i might have blown that one? >> no. no, not really. no. >> get it right pretty much all the time. >> i pretty much nailed it. >> yeah. okay. >> that's the attitude i walk away with. >> all right. you're also the host of "family feud." so we've created something here, mr. harvey. we're calling it "today's family
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fuse." these are situations that could make you blow a fuse. and we put these up to the people online. and we came up with the top three answers they came up with to these situations. wow, okay. got your own theme music. i'm going to give you a situation. you tell me what you think the people online chose as the number one answer. we'll hear from the peanut gallery over here. a family member borrows money from you promising to pay it back but doesn't. now you really need the money. would you, a, remind them constantly, b, bring it up occasionally, or c, forget about it and move on? what do you think the number one answer is? >> i think they would, b, remind them occasionally. hold on now, don't give the answer away. peanut gallery? >> constantly. >> number two. >> occasionally. bring it up occasionally. >> two. >> survey says -- 40%, bring it up occasionally. okay. >> i know how real people think,
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buddy. >> you are. i'm almost apologetic for even suggesting you might have gotten something wrong once or twice. question number two. if you found your significant other checking your cell phone, would you, a, ignore it, nothing there anyway. b, hide your phone in the future, or c, confront that significant other. what do you think the number one answer is? >> i think the masses is going to say, c, confront their significant other. >> you really do? >> as in challenging my integrity. i think they would. me, i got nothing to hide. >> you can stay with that answer? >> yeah. ten years ago, you couldn't have. you couldn't have touched it. >> peanut gallery. >> we're with "c." >> i think some people say they would hide it. >> hide it in the future. >> okay. >> what is the number one answer? the number one answer, 52% said confront them about it. >> all right. >> man of the people. >> 2 for 2. you want to do one more? press your luck? double or nothing. here we go.
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finally invite your new bo to sunday dinner and your sister brings up details about the one you let slipped away. would you admit it's a hard breakup, expand upon your love loss, or c, change the subject and address the topic later with the guy in private? >> i will go, d, stab her. >> i was thinking "a." >> what do you really think? >> i think i confront her about it later. >> yeah. >> yeah. change the subject. >> yeah. change the subject, address the topic later. the number one answer. you know what, you should do a talk show. you're good at this. you really are. steve harvey. >> i like this game. i love you, matt. >> thank you, you, too. >> and don't forget the "steve harvey show" weekdays, check your local listings. three sets of identical twins, our twin jenna bush hager
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has that story. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ we are back at 8:46. well, twins share a bond that maybe us nontwins don't fully understand. with that in mind, jenna bush hager, a twin herself is here with a remarkable story about -- twins. >> about twins. twin power unite. twins by nature can be competitive, although barbara and i are not. what happens when three sets of identical twins dominate a basketball team? well, it's a new meaning to double trouble. >> we've seen the movies -- >> we're twins. there's two of me. i mean, two of us. >> reporter: the commercials. >> daddy -- >> reporter: heard the cliches, twice as nice, double trouble. but the fact is, twins do have a
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special way of communicating. 40% invent their own secret language. and if they're identical, it's in their dna. one place that's clearly evident is at alder dice high school in pittsbur pittsburgh, pennsylvania. no, you're not seeing double, their basketball team is made up of three sets of identical twins. >> keith robinson, kenny robinson. >> tim jackson. >> jim jackson. >> reporter: and they're on a winning streak. being a fraternal twin myself, i had to check it out in person. >> it's just insane to have to deal with three sets of identical twins. it really is, and as a coach, you're supposed to be in control. >> reporter: the coach says having twins on the roster at this school shouldn't come as a surprise.
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these aren't the only identical twins in the school. you actually have a large population. >> we started figuring it out. we came to almost 25 sets of identical and fraternal twins. >> reporter: one thing is for sure, the boys say twin teamwork has contributed to the winning record. >> last year, we all played -- we weren't on the same level. and this year, just sort of got brought up. >> i love these guys like my brothers other than just him. >> have you ever played a trick on your coach? >> all the time. >> all the time. >> yeah. >> what will he call you? hey, twins, go. >> whatever one you are. >> do you have a secret twin moment? or do you speak in a twin language? >> we always finish each other's sentences. we're always thinking alike. >> we can tell each other emotionally. >> it's a twin thing. >> twin thing, or not, the team is having a successful season. >> i wish we could hit the whole six on the court. but we know each other's game. we confuse other people. >> a twin win situation that's triple the fun.
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>> and that twin power paid off. they won the 2014 pittsburgh city league championship. and they actually took it all the way to state. >> right on. >> there must be something in that communication. >> and there's something in that water. >> something in that water. >> twin coaches. the coach needs to be a twin. >> and they play the most hilarious jokes on their poor coach who is such a good sport. but they were fun. i like it. >> that's cool. i like it. >> let's get your pet looking and feeling great as we head into spring. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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today's pet is brought to you by meow mix. the only one cats ask for by name. >> hi, we're back now, 8:51 with "today's pets." animals getting ready for spring. she's the national spokesperson for the north shore animal league. beth, good morning. >> hi, matt. >> people think about grooming pets and think it's all for esthetic reasons, it's for health reasons, also. >> health reasons and i also say it's a bonding experience with your pet. really, when you groom your dog, you know this was mela. >> this is tamron's dog here. >> but for overall health and well being, it's springtime. let's get off that winter grime of new york city streets.
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let's bathe our dog. let's get your dog into shape. perfect time. >> all right. now, we've got little dogs here. it's a little different if you're talking about a german shepherd or something like that. what about water temperature? >> warm water. except in the summer when your dog has skin issues. maybe the cooler water is more soothing. >> dip her in? >> put her in. >> does she like this, first of all? >> no, but i need to groom her at home because she's sensitive to other people touching her. >> i prefer a spray nozzle attachment. but she's a small dog, little chihuahua. let's get her wet, completely wet. >> what kind of shampoo? >> do not use human shampoo, dog only shampoo. >> a lot of dogs don't like getting their heads wet. you have to be a little careful there, don't you? >> the head should be the last part of the body. >> really? >> and the first part you rinse. right now, let's not wash her head. people at home, wash your dog's head last.
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be careful of getting soap in the eyes. i always like cotton balls to put in the ears so not to get soap in there. you can use the solution for the ear cleaning. i like to brush a dog prior to a bath to loosen the follicles. and there's also the bath, but i think you need a softer one. and use circular motions. >> we're giving a general bath here, but there are things you need to know. some dogs get like chewing gum in their fur. >> my dog stepped in chewing gum last week and i told them to try peanut butter. you put it on the gum, loosens it, pulls it out, if that doesn't work, ice cubes and pick it out. >> and she's doing very well, by the way. >> i say rinse your dog completely of all shampoo. and once all the soap's off, rinse again. that's -- and then you can use conditioner. 24 hours after the bath, flea
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and tick season, use topical treatment, follow the directions on the back of the -- >> you grabbed this, let's not grab that water. >> well, you can use that hair dryer to dry your dog. we're going to let her dry naturally. >> great. >> fresh and clean. and wrap her like a burrito. get the excess water. >> she's about the size of a burrito, too. >> smells good. >> next thing is brushing a dog's teeth. is this pepper? >> this is pepper. >> this is baby howard from long island bulldog rescue. it's imperative that you keep your dog's teeth clean. and you're actually prolonging their lives. because bacteria in the teeth can enter the bloodstream and create very horrible things for your dog. >> human toothbrushes? >> no. these are for dog specific at your pet store. and dog-specific toothpaste. do not use human toothpaste. it could be horrible or fatal. so let's get a little bit on your finger, first.
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is pepper familiar? >> yeah, she's had it done. >> does she like the peanut butter variety. i say let them taste it. put a little bit on the end of the toothbrush. how is pepper doing over there? she likes it. >> yeah. >> lift the jowls up if you have a bulldog. come here, buddy. and make sure you angle the toothbrush to the gum line and just make sure you get every single tooth. here, buddy. >> there's a good girl. that's a good girl. >> and then does the bulldog then go. >> and dogs a lot of times have bad breath. this helps the breath situation. you're not falling over from the breath of your dog. and you're helping your dog to live a longer life. >> let me help you up. come on up. >> thank you, baby howard. >> and move over to keeping your dog in shape. natalie's dog is here. she runs with her dog. how do you know if your dog is in shape to run. >> well, i think the point of starting your dog, getting your dog in shape. this is actually really good. and you can't just put your dog on a treadmill.
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you have to start slowly. this is the first time. she's doing great. put treats on the treadmill. i know that defeats the purpose. until they're comfortable. start at a slow pace. and look at -- look at her. she's doing amazing. and always keep a leash on the dog. and always be here. don't put the treadmill on and attach the treadmill. always supervisor. >> and there are apps you can use that kind of help you keep your dog in shape in three seconds, two seconds. >> good morning, everyone. no reports of damage on a quake. 20 aftershocks were reported but no threat of a tsunami. let's check your weather with christina. >> good morning to you at home. temperatures mostly in the upper
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50s. clear conditions here versus mostly cloudy skies. bisically everywhere south of mountain view. that's going to be the case for the next couple hours. temperatures are going to be nice today. you'll be able to ditch that umbrella over the curse of the next several hours. san francisco is at 65. 69 in south bay. 68 degrees in san jose.
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from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist, and tamron hall. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome "today" on a monday morning, march 10th, 2014. there's a great crowd outside. packed. >> spring break. >> that's right. big crowd this time of year. next couple of days. >> falls off a cliff, high in the 20s. >> i'm willie geist along with al roker, natalie morales and tamron hall. we're going to get to our big power ball winning. >> somebody's retiring. >> we'd probably lead with it if someone was retiring. and we'll explain who won, as well. but our big story this morning, this thing is
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mystifying, it really is. biggest mysteries are calling it an aviation history unfolding right now. the search for missing malaysia airlines flight 370 continues this morning in the water south of vietnam. so far, only been false, unconfirmed sightings of debris. the flight disappeared early saturday about two hours after departure, there were 239 people onboard. it was at a cruising altitude, 35,000 feet, going about 500 miles an hour when the malaysian military said it seemed to turn back before disappearing from the radar. this has led to a lot of speculation about what should've happened, what might have happened. we should say this is all speculation right now. possibilities of mechanical malfunction, structural failure, terrorism is still an open possibility. adding to the mystery, investigators learned two of the passengers onboard were using stolen passports. u.s. officials say, they, though, have seen nothing so far, anyway, to suggest terrorism. there are three americans onboard. one of them identified phillip wood a 50-year-old ibm employee
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from texas who is living. also told two american children onboard ages 4 and 2. guys, this is crazy. day three now of the search and now a trace of the plane. we had an oil slick we heard about that they were looking into. today they confirmed that oil slick had nothing to do with -- >> nothing to do with it. >> somebody a plane, a surveillance plane thought they saw a life raft. they got nothing at this point. >> disappeared in thin air. and there's so many different theorys as to what could've happened. it brings back, sadly you think about some of the tragedies that have happened in the past. i mean, lockerbie, you know, the planes just kind of, you know, just disappear and turns out later you do see a debris field. here, you're not seeing any evidence of that yet. >> people have -- i'm sorry, tamron, i was going to say that recent air france flight. >> it took two years to recover the aircraft itself. but the thing i think i heard most this weekend from people i've been running into.
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of course, you know, you want to know what caused it. but that this plane, a 777 can disappear with all the technology on the plane and in the sky with satellites and that maybe not -- you may not be able to pinpoint the exact spot, but a radius, they've not even been able to do that. so, of course, the investigation as to what happened is key, but how this happened vanished is incredible. >> and the black box only has battery power for about 30 days. >> is that right? >> if they don't find that within the period of time, the pinging may never been found. >> i heard one expert say if you lose your buick, they'll find it for you in about 20 minutes. but a 777 falls off the face of the earth, it's incredible. >> strange that not a single bit of communication from the pilot goes to tell you that there obviously was something catastrophic they didn't have time to react. >> amazing. >> all right. another big story we're all talking about. and this is just so heartbreaking to read. for the first time we're hearing from the father of newtown
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shooter adam lanza, spoken to the "new yorker" magazine. and a couple of things he revealed in this interview. conducted six different interviews with andrew soloman. and he says in this interview he wishes his son had never been born. it's not a natural thing when you're thinking about your kids. but god, there's no question, he says. he told the writer andrew soloman, it's not like i ever go an hour when it doesn't cross my mind. of course, adam lanza killed himself, his mother and the 26 students, the 20 students, 6 teachers at sandy hook elementary school in december of 2012. and peter lanza asked how much do i beat up on myself about the fact that he is my son? a lot. he says adam was just different as a young boy, but still a normal, weird little kid. they knew he had problems when he was growing up, they became more visible as he became older. and the last time he said he saw adam was two years before the shooting.
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his ex-wife, apparently had told him not to visit. >> and he started thinking had i started visiting. >> and speaking out because it's been 15 months and many people have wondered and tried to reach out to him. and he said it was because the families of the children who were killed and the teachers wanted that answer to help connect the dots. and i'm happy that he at least gave them that. that's a continuous part of their grief, as well and knowing what was this child's life like that made him do this? >> can you imagine his parents having to come to terms with the idea that your child had never been born? can you imagine having to accept that? >> it's a horrible, horrible thing to say, but to know in this case, it's true. >> you look through history and there are examples like that, unfortunately. >> think how much this is now -- every day, every hour, he thinks about this. this is horrible. >> well, on an amazing note, if you saw these pictures over the
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weekend. sky diver and pilot both recovering after mid-air collision near tampa, florida, on saturday. investigators say the plane was doing touch and goes. landing, taking off, landing, taking off when a wing clipped the parachute strings. the pilot, 87 years old, sky diver john frost falls to the ground. neither one seriously injured. federal investigators now looking to this new question surfacing as to who is at fault here. pilot's wife telling nbc news he's very alert as he is when he flies. paying attention to what was going on. he knew there were jumpers in the area. in fact, earlier we had an interview with the jumper, with the parachuters, and he said, john frost said his pilot was in contact with this guy and said we are in the area. we are jumping. he knew about it. so it's one of those things. this could've ended so tragically. but thankfully, by some miracle, it didn't. both walked away. >> and the plane is doing a nose dive straight into the ground
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and he gets -- lifted and tossed to the ground. it's incredible. >> and another one blaming. even the wife of the pilot allegedly saying that, you know, was he up to snuff on that day? remains to be seen. >> look at that sequence of events. how could neither of them be seriously injured? it's a miracle. >> the parachute is so close to landing, all was going as planned perfectly getting ready to put his feed down on the ground when that happened. >> was not either one -- >> and that series of photos was remarkab remarkable. you can't get over that. >> well, in life they tell us to try a little tenderness, or was that elvis? >> same thing. >> i live my life by what elvis used to say. but this moment out of minnesota is so hartwarming, it's absolutely beautiful. there's a high school wrestling match over the weekend, and
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malik stewart faced off against mitchell. after the match, malik received a standing ovation. why? well, malik knew that mitchell's dad was suffering from cancer. so he walked over to the sidelines and shook mitchell's father's hand, gave him a hug and told him to keep fighting. and malik's own father died of a heart attack when he was younger, and he said, i got a little teary eyed because i lost the match and i knew the hard times he was going through. i just did it straight from my heart. >> that's malik there. >> yeah, that is malik there and the father who is battling cancer. you can see. it is so sweet. and we said a moment of sportsmanship. no, this is a moment of humanity. this is a good kid to think about someone else's dad in the middle of all of that and not get caught up in the sport. >> well, having known he knew what it was like -- >> absolutely. we both lost parents and you know. that's a moment you can hug
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someone and say, i understand what you're going through. i'm here. and sometimes that's all you have to say. >> and for a teenager who probably just lost the match of his life, stop and say, wait a minute. >> stop and be in the moment. be in the moment. >> well done, malik. well done. so we mentioned the power ball. >> yes. >> at the top of the show. >> we won, guys. >> how do you know? >> we won the power ball. >> we talk about a woman who won the power ball. we did the same on friday. some fortune cookies, sold out some numbers, entered power ball. one of our tickets had three correct numbers. we are now -- >> how much, come on? >> $7 richer. >> wow! >> divided by what? >> and we've done some forensic work and we found out that it was actually natalie's fortune cookie based on the message she recalled from the back. >> remember, i said, why not treat yourself to a good time instead of waiting for someone else to do it. >> and you said it like dark
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natalie. >> i worry about you guys. you're so trusting. who went and bought the ticket? who do we see? how do we know? i'm suspicious. >> but they got us a winning ticket. >> $7? >> sounds like dark natalie's got a friend. >> dark tamron. that's a double meaning. >> really? really? okay. let's move along here. and we are looking at another storm that's right now impacting the pacific northwest. this thing is going to go coast-to-coast, already bringing a real mess out west. we're looking at rain and snow, brutal p winds, icy conditions. not a lot of snow out of this thing, but a decent amount of rain where they've already seen some heavy rain already. now, by the time we get into tuesday. icy conditions from wisconsin all the way back into denver. we expect not a lot of snow out of this thing, maybe 3 to 6 inches, but as we make our way east, here's where it gets very interesting. we're going to see this thing really start to ramp up. heavy rain along the coast,
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central and mid-atlantic coast into florida. icy conditions and snow back to the west. look at this, by wednesday, we're talking about 6 to 9 inches of snow, thursday, it continues into the northeast. this thing deepens. we could be looking at a classic nor'easter. snowfall amounts could really start to ramp up before it's all over, we could be expecting upwards of 18 inches of snow, interior sections of new england. we're going to keep an eye on 9:11 now. still mostly cloudy here in beautiful downtown san jose. you can see our roadways are still pretty slick. travel cautiously out there. meanwhile, lots of sunshine to show you all the way from the east bay through san francisco and the north bay right now. we are nice and sunny, headed towards comfortable conditions this afternoon. expecting the 70s to return, especially in the south bay. we'll see plenty of upper 60s to low 70s here. 65 degrees in san francisco for today. hope you have a fantastic
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looking into last night was classic tv series comeback. >> and watching on their tv. it was the classic tv series "cosmos" rebooted. kind of giving a bit of hollywood look and feel. it's all about the origins of our planets and the universe. and for space and science geeks like me, it was awesome. but it was trying to reach a broader audience at the same time. part of that is to do with seth mcfarlane as an executive producer. part of getting the funding. he produced 13 episodes and we'll see how it goes. it was great. >> kind of an incredible host. >> great ambassador for that. the cause. next search is bracketology. i guess selection sunday. >> yeah, the bracketology or something like that, but people were checking out the games over the weekend. some of them have more implications than others, but, of course, march madness kicks
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off on sunday. a couple of games of note that happened on the weekend, florida versus kentucky, florida winning that game, indiana versus michigan, a tight one, 84-80, michigan winning that game. of course, this is all going to pick up. i'm from canada, i don't quite totally understand what goes on here. i'll do it, absolutely, i'll lose, but -- >> the best story of the year has been wichita state. they've gone the entire regular season, 34-0, they ended the tournament undefeated. they did it in a weaker conference. can they push through in the tournament? >> my money's on saskatchewan all the way. >> okay. let's talk about kesha, out of rehab and had a bit of a name change. >> that's right. she went into rehab in january. she discussed having an eating disorder, talked about anorexia and bulimia. posted on twitter. she said that she's happy to be back, feeling healthy, working on tons of new music. i can't wait, i can't thank the
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fans enough for all the love and support they've given me. she's excited to be back. drop the dollar sign from her name. and even changed her -- >> whoa. >> her twitter handle. maybe she's got a whole new attitude. >> the new her. good for her. glad she got the help she needed. >> tell me about jared pobre, a name probably didn't know until this weekend. >> you probably have heard of george clooney. if we start there -- >> and stacy keibler. so jared, who is a former wrestler and now tech entrepreneur married stacy keibler in a beach wedding in mexico over the weekend. they know who she is, they want to see who this is and what this relationship is all about. it turns out, they've known each other for years leading up to it. >> a chance for nice things to say, as well. >> she said she was very excited and happy and exciting. yeah. >> daylight savings time really quick here. i guess time like this, you always expect people are going to do searches on it, right? >> we do. and i think maybe the most
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a pharmacist found a 20 milligram tablet in a sealed bottle marked for 10 milligram tablets. well, iphones may soon play a big role in eye care. researchers at stanford university have created an adapter for smartphones that one day may allow doctors to conduct a thorough exam of the eye with the phone. they say it could bring eye care to remote areas and allow pictures to be stored in electronic medical records. there's a new king on top of the box office. "300: rise of an empire" brought in more than $45 million this weekend. seven years after the release of the original "300." and "mr. peabody & sherman" in the second spot. take a look at this, sledding taken to a whole new level this weekend. it's the annual cardboard classic. two rules, it has to be made of cardboard and you have to have fun. well, some of this year's favorites included an enormous video game console. and a bigger than big big foot,
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bart's project to come to the south bay is a full year ahead of schedule. according to the mercury news, the project should be done by 2017. the warm springs station being built and the tunnel in fremont is already done a year ahead of schedule. we'll have a look at weather and traffic after this. good morning nelly! woah. hey! have you ever tried honey nut cheerios? love 'em. neat! now you on the other hand... you need some help. why? look atchya. what is that? you mean my honey wand? [ shouting ] [ splat ] come on. matter of fact. [ rustling ] shirt. shoes. shades.
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ah! wow! now that voice... my voice? [ auto-tuned ] what's wrong with my voice? yeah man, bee got swag! be happy! be healthy! that's gotta go too. ♪ hey! must be the honey! [ sparkle ] sweet. welcome back now. the time is 9:28. temperatures are still pretty mild out there. we're close to 60 degrees all across the board. mostly cloudy in the south bay. mostly clear north of the golden gate bridge. we're going to continue to clear out. 65 degrees on the way to san francisco. east bay, you'll see a nice comfortable day in the 70s. 68 degrees in the south bay. just want to show you where we are headed. that is into a big-time warm-up. into the 80s in san jose. mid 70s on the way to the city by the bay getting into the end of the week. let's check your drive. >> a hazy shot. the traffic heading to the bottom of the screen.
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that's westbound off of the high-rise. that's the end of the commute. it tapers off coming across on 92. a slower drive still in san mateo, but starting to taper down. an earlier traffic break kicked things off. it's been tough for the morning but starting to let up. southbound into mountain view. northbound still slow around shoreline. also at 680, reports of a little brown chihuahua running around in the lanes, so watch for that, folks. hopefully they'll help that off the freeway. >> no doubt he's shaking. another update in half an hour. we'll see you then.
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♪ welcome back to "today" on a monday morning. march 10th, 2014. nice crowd out on the plaza. i'm willie along with al, natalie and tamron. and did you all know it is the 20th anniversary of the kevin bacon sixth degrees of separation. >> my gosh. >> how exciting is that? >> it's actually credited to three albright college students watching "footloose" in 1994. they created the game. they speculated on how many movies he'd been in and the number of people he worked with. he tried it ourselves. we do have kevin bacon numbers. natalie, we're going to begin with you. >> okay. >> did you know that george is three. you and rosie o'donnell appeared in wish me away, for which you won many, many awards.
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>> rosie litgow in show business, lithgow and bacon in footloose. tamron, did you know that your kevin bacon number is also three. >> oh, we're tied. >> you appeared in "law & order svu" with christopher maloney. so maloney and michael shannon appeared in "men of steel." michael shannon and kevin bacon appeared in "the woodsman." >> that gives me three. but i lived near kevin bacon -- >> so did i. >> we're both at four. >> no that brings your number down. you want a low number. you want a low number. >> you lived in the burorough o manhattan. >> you don't want to be associated with him? >> you do. >> oh! >> you want a close degree. >> degrees of separation. >> we'll walk you through it in the break.
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>> so al is two. >> al and diane weist in the comedy "the big year." diane and bacon in "footloose." >> i think i get to move up a little because i've worked out in the same gym as kevin bacon for a period of time. both he and his wife. >> oh. >> so you're technically one. >> i think so. >> on the bench, spotting him. >> he was on the same treadmill. >> willie is up there with a two, as well. >> i've got two. i was in "the campaign" with john lithgow, lithgow and bacon in footloose. >> it took me 20 years to realize that you're supposed to get the smallest. >> you keep working on that. >> i'm not even good at "monopoly." >> i like to play the game six degrees of bacon. how close can you get to bacon? i was very close all weekend long.
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it was fantastic. for today, lots of sunshine through the gulf coast. we're also looking at this storm system that's going to be marching across the country. windy, wet weather making its way from the pacific northwest. tomorrow, we've got showers and thunderstorms down around the gulf, from the mid-mississippi river valley back into the northeast. looking at some rain and the cold weather continues in the plains. good morning to you. the time now 9:33. temperatures are climbing quickly. we have a nice warm day shaping up. we're going to climb to the 70s in the east bay. lots of sunshine already coming in. and 65 degrees as your high for today. now you probably notice this already but the hills are definitely alive with all the recent rainfall that we've had. this is a picture of morgan hill from the end of january and this is what it looks like as of today. the green hills have returned. and it looks like we'll see more rain. >> and that's your latest weather. guys? >> thanks a lot. a young girl with
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supernatural powers buddies up with an escaped death row convict. trust me, it works. in the nbc drama "believe" which premieres tonight. >> imagine the pitch for that show. jack plays the inmate kate hired to protect a girl named beau. and it's not long before we find out there's more to beau than meets the eye. >> you're crying. >> no, i wasn't. >> yes, you were. >> well, i hit my head. >> those bruises are fake. >> how do you know? >> because you're not feeling any pain. can i touch them? >> no. >> ow. you see, it hurts a lot. >> jake mclaughlin and johnny are here. jake and johnny hit the road. i've got to ask you the obvious one. johnny sequoia. tell me the back story behind your name. >> well, sequoia is actually my middle name. i thought sequoia was more
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spicy. >> it is. >> that's what you need to be worried about at this age, being spicy. adorable. >> and johnny. >> it's a perfect girl name. >> thank you. >> and lay out this plot a little more. we'll be watching the premiere tonight. help people understand what's going on between the two of you. >> so this little one right here was born with special powers and now that she's 10 years old, her powers have -- her powers have come into fruition a little bit more, she's stronger now. and so there's a group of people that are after her named -- orchestrated by kyle mclaughlin and they want to exploit her for these powers. so the character milton breaks an unlikely person, myself, out of death row to come help protect her. and without getting into too much of what's going to happen and why they break a death row inmate out. they do explain that and it comes into play. yeah. >> and there are big names behind this that got us addicted to shows like "lost" and movies like "gravity." big names with you.
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>> absolutely, yeah. >> yeah. alphonso cuaron, j.j. abrams, guys like that. that's the icing on the cake right there. those guys are just unreal. >> we couldn't help but to see the chemistry between the two of you. not like you have a lot in common. >> it's all -- >> i think she's running this relationship, by the way. >> i can't escape. there's no -- there really is no escape. >> johnny, tell me about getting into show business at such a young age. you're going to be the face now of this show, which we fully expect to be a big hit here on nbc. are you excited about it? >> yes, i'm very excited about it. well, how i got into the film industry is my parents are film makers. >> are you real? one of the best kids in america. >> thank you. so they were filming a movie and were going to send me away to summer camp. and i was like, you're not sending me away. okay. we'll write a role in the movie.
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and i was like, okay. so i did the movie and then an agency saw me and sent me on an audition, i didn't get it, but then on my second audition, i got "believe." >> oh! jake, you have your hands full. >> yeah. can we send her to summer camp now? >> love it. jake and johnny, thank you. i can't wait to see "believe" premieres tonight at 10:00 eastern right after "the voice." >> thanks so much, guys, we'll see you tonight. coming up, staying safe on spring break. we've got the apps, the items you need to keep your valuables and your family safe. first, these messages. [ freida ] there's a story behind my skin. it's a mosaic of all the faces before it. my only makeup? true match. [ male announcer ] only true match has l'oreal's technology to match your skin's unique tone and undertone. not just from light to dark, but warm to neutral to cool. with 33 innovative shades -- more than anyone else. so your perfect match --
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yeah, spring break and any vacation. >> this is an interesting set-up here. >> yes, it is. >> so this is a -- well, you want to avoid pickpockets. that's another very high form of crime, right? >> right. >> so for women, these are the broad -- yes, the bra pockets that you can hide your money, your credit cards, whatever, and if you're going out on the town. >> doesn't it look lumpy with all that? >> well, i think you can shove it down and make it a little smoother. >> i was wondering. >> have that popping out of your chest there. >> well -- >> looks like you've got an atm coming out of it. >> that's a whole different -- anyway, whole different show. undertech undercover makes a compression shirt. tank tops, shirts, whatever. and when you are traveling, especially in foreign countries, you can put your passport, your money, your credit cards under you. >> and it's very slimming. >> it is slimming. >> always multiple uses to all of these products. exactly right. >> all right. >> what about those safe -- the boxes in the hotel rooms?
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are they safe? >> well, the thing is, yeah, basically. but what you have to remember is in hotels, there are hotel employees that have master keys. this is just extra added protection. and they're small and you can pop them in your suitcase and it goes over a drawer or door giving an extra lock to lock up your valuables. >> fits on any drawer and you are the only one with that key. >> exactly. >> and when you get in your hole tell -- you've done this. i know, about counting the doors to the exits to make sure you know in the event there's a fire. you know how -- >> exactly. >> you know where to go. >> all right. when you're at the bar drinking, unfortunately, the date rape drug -- >> well, we're talking about families, spring break, road trips, now let's get to college, right? >> right. >> and the number one security issue of college is overdrinking, binge drinking. so women, especially, need to be concerned and watch their cocktail. drink safe technology makes a great drink test for ghb, the two top date rape drugs.
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>> how do you work them? >> if you feel like your drink has been tampered with, take a drop of your drink, put it on each test pad. and if it turns to a bright blue, your drink's been tampered with. i don't think we have any in that drink. >> okay, good. so you're out there with your kids and want to make sure they're safe. >> i love this product. developed by a father and 7-year-old daughter who they got separated in an amusement park. therest a lot of locating devices out there. but why i love this is it's just a little tag. and you have a -- download the smartphone app on your phone. and you can interchange it with any kind of wristband. like a velcro, wristband. but it also has a panic button on it for the kids because a lot of times when your kids get older, you know how your boys have to go in the restroom and you have to stand outside. >> right. >> and something doesn't feel right, you get an emergency, you know -- >> great. >> what a great idea. >> well, kathleen, great to have you here. great information. >> thank you. >> coming up from spring break
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recipes. >> the owner of the restaurants telepan and telepan local here in new york. >> good to see you. i need you to come over here. >> put me to work soon. >> splitting us up. >> splitting you up. i'm doing a pea pasta with fresh peas, panchetta, garlic. you can use frozen in a pinch. so this was just panchetta, a little garlic. >> and that's essentially saltier bacon? >> it's not smoked, just cured bacon. and add a little butter to this. it's four servings. >> could you use regular bacon? >> could use regular bacon, so can you pop that pasta for me? >> i can. >> a lot of people think pasta, heavy, but this is a lighter sauce. >> this is. and you could add as much cheese or whatever you want to it. i use the fresh, so it'll cook in a couple of minutes. so you add the stock and the
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butter, it's going to glaze a little. and we're waiting for the pasta. i'm going to add some. what i did here, it generally has raw egg in it and you mix it in at the end. but for some people who are squeamish about that, i took scrambled eggs. >> i didn't know that was an option. >> it is an option. >> a lot of people don't like the egg over medium or what not. >> the scrambled egg. >> quickly, salt or olive oil when you're boiling? >> i don't generally put olive oil in it unless i'm taking it out, dry pasta you cook ahead. and you might prevent it from sticking. >> you do salt. >> we do salt definitely. a little pinch in here. and i'm going to take this out and we're going to toss it here. >> and finish it off -- >> and what's great about the pasta, the starch in the pasta will help thicken the sauce, and it'll also steam your glasses. >> that works nicely. >> so i'm going to toss this like this and mix it up really well. al, you see that parmesan? >> yeah.
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>> you want to put some of that in there for me, please? >> if the liquid cooks down too much, you add a little more water? >> or the stock, which is great to adding it. >> because you get more flavor to it. >> a toss there. >> great color. >> that is. >> and that's the thing, it's been so miserable in new york, you're dying for this. dying for this right now. i'm going to put a little into the -- i'll turn this off. >> that's nice. >> get a little taste of that. >> okay. >> and you've got a salad here, as well. >> i do, yes. it's -- that one's with asparagus. >> asparagus. >> and peas and asparagus, spring to me and everybody else. and it's green and we're getting to see some of that green. >> okay. >> some of those peas -- >> this is more eggs. and so this is just some lettuce i got and a little mustard dressing. the theme is mustard and eggs again. so mustard, this also has some asparagus i cooked with roasted shallots i put with some black
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mustard seed. >> what's the difference? >> prosciutto is the ham or the leg that's cured, and then the panchetta is the belly, what we make bacon out of. and so this is a nice sunny side egg, put a little prosciutto on top of there. >> nice. >> and we could just put that over there. >> that looks fantastic. it looks gorgeous. and of course, recipes are on we're going to be back in a moment. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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you're watching "today in the bay." >> good morning, everyone. a bay area surfer is recovering this morning after smashing into the rocks off the coast of marine county. rescuers using that chp
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helicopter there to save the 40-year-old man yesterday afternoon in the golden gate national recreation area. neither a boat nor rescue swimmers could reach that surfer because of the dangerous surf. authorities say he suffered minor to moderate injuries. barry bonds is going to be back in a giants uniform this morning, helping out the team during spring training. he is giving a press conference as we speak. bonds doing a guest stint as the hitting coach in scottsdale. in the last seven years, bonds has stayed mostly away from the game. well, she's still in the game. let's check in with christina this morning. >> at least for now. good morning to you. a great looking day shaping up. showers are clearing out of here. look where they're headed. fresno, right where farmers desperately need the shower activity. maybe a half of an inch. you can see those clouds definitely clearing out. we're still mostly cloudy from san jose through fremont. but clearing now everywhere to
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the north of highway 92. everything is looking good for a nice finish for today. we're going to jump into the 70s. 68 degrees right here in beautiful san jose. let's see if that drive is improving just yet. here's mike. >> we're finishing strong, christina. 101 did have a little backup. starting to clear. i was a little disappointed couldn't show you something, but good for the drivers, i guess. southbound on our maps, the orange still in place. as you see, this is quickly disappearing down toward the yellow zone where speeds are coming up into the upper 50s. the rest of your bay, nothing really unexpected. the south bay does have the northbound routes gumming up around 680. a little fender bender, but that's completely cleared from the roadways. you just have the remainder. >> we'll see you again with another local news update at 10:25. [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents -- awesome.
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toaster strudel! best morning ever! [ hans ] warm, flaky, gooey. toaster strudel! from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hello, everybody. it is fun day monday, march 10th. we're definitely having fun today with wilmer valderrama a little bit later. >> yes, yes. >> and a good show. packed, like our weekends were. busy is the name. >> we're very busy. let me go first. yours is extraordinary. i think i would like to tee yours up a little. my weekend was phenomenal. yours was -- >> i'm wearing the wrong bra, that's all i can see. i need one that goes like that. it is too late now.
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so don't even fax me, text me on call my grandmother, i know. >> i had a great, great weekend. my friend karen -- >> your best friend. >> her husband john and daughter catherine were all here. we came to the "today" show because what else is there to do? that was them posing with al and carson outside. >> a lot chillier on friday morning. >> i taught catherine how to do the -- we went to cinderella and i taught her the -- we went to cinderella, which, by the way, if you have a young daughter, niece, somebody, good friend, that thing blows those kids away. when cinderella spins from her dress in rags and winds up miraculously in a ball gown, you literally hear a collective gasp in the audience. it was such a great -- >> william ivy long won the tony for that. that is broadway magic. good for him. >> how was yours? >> well, mine was unbelievably
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packed. you can hear my voice, i am -- this is the best reason in the world to be hoarse. i laughed and cried all weekend long. i'll take my favorite thing because it was part of my weekend. on friday night, some new friends of mine, the clarks from australia, invited me to go to a dinner -- >> say it. >> at hugh jackman and beverly fernessan's home. you talk about pinch yourself. i met hugh many times through the years and he's the most generous, most gentlemanly star there is. just no one quite like him. he's kind to everybody. so i already loved him. then i met deborah, who had been sick and still got out of a sick bed and greeted everybody so beautifully. i can't say what the dinner was about, because they're going to be announcing it at the united nations. probably in the fall. but leave it at this. there are apparently 143 million
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children without families, orphans in this world. if you put them all together in one place, it would be the ninth biggest nation. they have a plan for that. and they have hearts big enough to actually accomplish it. so i was not only pinching myself, but they so reminded me of paul newman who many of us were blessed to know, who really totally understood the concept of if much is given, much is required. he used every ounce of his celebrity to make the world a better place and raise hundreds and rhundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars. every penny went to newman's own. i was honored. >> the other thing you pointed out was how hugh jackman looks at his wife. you were talking about this in the makeup room. >> we all went around the table and said why we were there. i said, i don't know why i'm here. i'm just blessed. but he stood up and basically was sitting across from his wife
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and started talking about what this woman means to him. and her character. and i -- every woman in the world and every man at some point in life should have somebody that loves them like that. and just so incredibly proud to be their partner. it was moving. >> that sounds -- >> every husband there went home -- i got my homework this weekend. it was lovely. and then sorry -- >> was that your favorite thing? >> that was my favorite thing. >> this was your favorite thing last week. >> no, it wasn't. >> you talked about entemann's. i said i liked them. now it is my favorite. it is not the way hugh jackman looks at his wife. these will make you feel good inside. five bucks at your local grocery store. >> so saturday night, three big birthdays we celebrate in march. my son cody will be 24. i can't believe it. he's huge. i can't believe i gave birth. anyway, his god parents, eve and
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stanley moore, we went to a great restaurant out in the greenwich area called balbela. so regis and joy came. every time we get together, when they say hilarity ensues, they don't mean it. when i say hilarity ensues, hilarity ensues. we picked right where we left off. regis was in rare form. >> what was he doing? >> he was screaming, going to other tables, just yelling and doing what he does. >> i wish you could reveal what you can't. >> i can't. i will reveal next week, but we were having fun -- >> there is a point. >> we didn't know there was a point, which makes you also want to tune in next week. >> a big deal. a big deal. >> but we had a ball. i just want you to know that regis is ready to come back to television with me. but he wants to take over the 9:00 hour. >> he does? >> i was supposed to talk to everybody here. he's ready. >> he's ready to go. >> he's ready to go. >> make it happen. >> the ball is in your court. >> it is in your hands. daylight saving time, you know. everyone was supposed to spring forward and the beauty about
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life now, by the way, you don't have to change anything. your phone already changes. your -- the only thing in my apartment that needed changing was the stove. >> do you know how to do that in. >> which, by the way, i didn't change the last time, so now -- no, it is great. 8:07. so it works out great. very little you have to change. >> what about your watchs? did they all change themselves? >> i don't wear a watch anymore. >> this is l.a. time. that was just l.a. for the oscars. >> you didn't change that one. how much -- what is the deal? >> we say now, after the winter solstice we're changing on average 2:20 of extra daylight every afternoon. >> did you feel it? you didn't get enough sleep? >> i did this time, but that's because i had a wild weekend. >> you're so crazy. >> i know. >> here is the other thing, if you live in canada and showed up late for work, you can blame toronto mayor rob ford because -- >> how can we love him more?
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>> here's what he tweeted. daylight saving time starts this evening. turn your clocks back. and change the batteries in your smoke alarm. >> good for him for that. but it was -- >> it was up for an hour or so before someone told him. >> equally genius on his team, his administration said, wait a minute is it forward -- for rob ford, here's the thing. >> what? >> just change it. change it forward, back, sideways, lay down. >> who cares. >> nobody cares with him, right? >> you don't. you don't. well, we have a new "everyone has a story" coming up this thursday. ♪ everyone has a moment >> hugh jackman, you think you're the only singer in this world. >> crank it. >> this month's winner is jamie patrone from connecticut. jamie has an amazing story to tell. hi, jamie. >> there she is. >> there you are. tell us a little of your story, please. >> okay. so it all started in college. my sophomore year of college i had an allergic reaction to a
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medicine and i got what is called stevens johnsons syndrome. for years we tested and couldn't figure out what was wrong and then a few years ago we found that it was a transverse mialitis. >> you'll tell us more on thursday. but it put you in a wheelchair, which you're still in, right? >> yes. >> reaction to medication. >> she's a singer. and an actress and very accomplished one. >> you can tell when you look at her -- >> her passion is performing, and it pulled her through some of the toughest days of her life and she's actually going to be singing the song that david and i wrote for her. >> hurry up and get here. we can't way to see you. we'll see you on thursday. >> and she's being filmed for a documentary on her life. we'll see you on thursday here at rockefeller plaza. >> very excited. you know what else it is time to do? we're going to surprise our fan of the week! >> drum roll, please. >> spin the entire globe. we're not leaving out any of it. >> the winner is brie gutierrez from florida. she watches us on nbc wtvj.
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with her little -- who is that little baby asleep there, brie? >> julian. >> oh, hello, julian. >> you are a doll. we'll tell you what you won. we want to tell everybody why you were chosen, okay? >> okay. since the birth of that little -- the first one, sebastian, so much so that she drove to palm beach just to meet hoda last year, and has never missed a show and now she's on it. even when she was in hospital on bed rest with her second son, julian. >> julian was born premature, spent 109 days in the nic unit. she said we helped her bring peace of mind every day as she waited for julian to get better. and now she watches the show with both of her boys. >> and reads aunt kathie's books. >> thank you so much, sweetie. we're , very happy for you. we got a little gift for you. >> before we do, we want to test your trivia, okay? >> she has to earn it? >> just part of it. >> okay.
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>> all right. so, brie -- >> two wonderful children and so do i. one of them is perfect and it is not cody. what are my kids names, i just gave you one? >> cassidy and cody. >> one. everybody knows that. >> she's sleep deprived. she has an infant and it is daylight saving. >> all right. now are you ready to know where you're going? >> yes. >> all right, you and i guest, you'll head to the heart of california's napa valley. >> be still my heart. >> for a day at the lovely river terrace hinn for five days, fou nights. explore local markets and galleries. >> one of most beautiful places on earth. you'll also be able to take flight in a scenic hot air balloon ride. i did that, it is so much fun, provided by balloons above the valley. same one we took. it is great. enjoy breakfast daily with a special dinner for two, hotel and airfare accommodations. >> two? >> she'll take a guest. >> two? what about the -- >> you can take them if you want, but it is just not part of
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the package, if you know what i mean? >> brie, thank you so much. >> if it were up to me, brie, we would send the family. but that's the way i roll. >> they're tighter over here. okay. all right, bye, honey. >> have a wonderful time and god bless you. if you were out enjoying the extra hour of daylight this weekend, maybe you missed the hollywood buzz. we'll get you caught up. from "that '70s show" to a violen dare to leave your lipstick at home.
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called "from dusk to dawn", the series. can we take it out now? >> whenever they're paying you, it is not enough. >> you work with these fangs? >> i work with the fangs. i would say these are probably more comfortable than the ones i wear. >> how is that possible? >> trust me, you make it look easy. >> did you drool a lot with these? women like that. >> yes, they do. >> you would know. >> of course you would. >> more than probably pretty much anybody in hollywood. >> cheers. >> your character -- >> good morning. >> good morning. >> so your character is evil. let's start there. tell us about how evil. >> you're going to need it. >> let me just take the edge off real quick. >> great. that teaches the kids at home. okay. how are you? >> stay in school. stay in school.
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i had the privilege to have this break from robert rodriguez, a brand-new show, you can imagine anything that robert rodriguez, quentin tarantino, roberto -- >> extreme limits. >> it is really an incredible -- i have to say, you know, this -- "from dusk to dawn" is for the new network. i couldn't be more proud of the show that is so groundbreaking and to have quentin tarantino's characters come to life in a robert rodriguez, you know, production is magical. >> don johnson is in this too? >> don johnson. robert patrick. madison dellaport. the cast sin credibis incredibl
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>> you play evil. that is so much more fun. >> it is like going blonde, you know? going blonde. it is a lot more fun. being in the old character is so fulfilling for me. very therapeutic. >> really? >> do you shoot "from dusk till dawn," is everything done at night and how does that affect your love life? >> well, i'm super tired, so it is very hard to get around. >> i bet. >> you know, i think it all depends. it varies -- it starts in the beginning of the week, we start like 5:00 in the morning and then the hours get pushed a little, you know how production is, push a little more and then by the end of the week, your call time could be 5:00 p.m. and leaving by 7:00 a.m. two nights ago i finished at 2:28 a.m. >> people think it is glamorous. >> no. >> only the awards shows. >> did you see lindsey was on own, she has a docu-series. >> i didn't get to see it.
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i've been traveling for the show. >> how convenient that you don't have to -- >> are you in touch with her at all? >> i have -- i have stayed in touch with her, very briefly, you know. it is nice to see her -- seems like she's definitely on track somehow. >> who told you that? did you see the documentary? >> i haven't seen the documentary. >> you didn't come on anyway, hoda, why are you asking -- >> he dated her a long time ago, i'm just asking -- >> well, thank you so much. nobody learned a thing, but we have a hell of a good time. "from dusk till dawn" remea pre tomorrow night on el ray network. and dizzy philips is here.
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stranger to appearing in successful television shows. more than a decade ago, she played audrey on "dawson's creek" which also launched the career of katie holmes. >> these days busy is living up to her name, she's a mother of two and for the last five seasons has starred in tbs' "cougar town" as laurie keller. take a look. >> why don't you take your fancy words back to hogwarts. >> fine. but i'm moving the basket back first. and i'm moving those pill zbloez n pillows. >> not happening, powder. >> maybe i'll wait until you leave to rearrange everything. >> maybe i just will never leave. >> you are saucy. nice to see you. >> nice to see you too. >> your kids, we talked about you're a mom of two. your littlest one is -- >> 8 months. named cricket. >> cricket. that's her real name. where does it come from? >> let me -- a little bit of back story.
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listen, you can name your kids whatever you want. i grew up with a nickname, busy being short for elizabeth, when my husband and i started to have our babies, we decided that if we wanted to call our kids something, we would just name them that thing that we wanted to call them. our first daughter is birdie. >> birdie. >> yes. >> i like that. >> and now we have little cricket. >> look how cute. >> they're adorable. >> they're my girls. i just took them to disney land. >> people use ed to do that in the '60s a lot too. >> nicknames? >> tapenga canyon. >> i feel they're a little southern. i don't know who knows. i like the names. i think they're cute. >> as long as they like them, it is distinguishing. >> it is. >> unique. >> working and mothering, that's a juggling act, i would imagine. >> yeah, of course. >> you take the kids with you? >> yeah, actually, i had to go back to shooting "cougar town" this season four weeks after giving birth to cricket. which was a little intense. >> was cricket a big baby or --
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>> she was. she was 8, 5, but i was a big pregnant lady. i gained a lot of weight when i was pregnant and had to go back into work, which was tricky, but she came with me every day to the set. i had a baby nurse. >> such a blessing when you can do that. >> it is amazing. >> not every woman can. >> i know. i would say, if you're going to be a working mom, being an actress on a tv show is not bad. not a bad way to go. >> "cougar town," fifth season. >> yes. >> wow. >> as you said it, i said wow, it is not about cougars. it is about this place where you all live and the routine -- >> the family, the family and friends, the cul-de-sac crew hanging out, drinking wine. >> you love courtney, right? we love courteney cox, who doesn't. >> who doesn't love courteney. >> as boss too. >> she's the greatest. i love her so intensely and going back to work after i had my first kid, i was a little bit
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the other in a park. all within hundreds of feet of each other. nobody hurt. a san francisco police officer is making a quick recovery in the hospital. he was shot during a traffic stop on saturday. officers arrested a suspect after a high speed chase, which ended up in san jose. bart's project to come to the south bay is a full year ahead of schedule, according to the mercury news. the project should be done by 2017. right now, the tracks are half complete through fremont. the warren springs station still being built and a tunnel through central perk in fremont already done. we'll have a look at weather and traffic coming up after the break.
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welcome back. good monday morning to you. a nice day shaping up. showers are clearing out of here. unseasonably warm today. temperatures will climb into the 70s. and now that we have the time change, your new sunset is at 7:00 p.m. the coastal clouds will return right on time for the evening commute. we're going to continuously dry out as we head throughout the week with a warming trend that kicks into high gear by wednesday. here's mike and your drive. >> i say let's get rid of the time change. we have electricity now. we're looking over here at 5 5:8 -- 580. let's look at the map. no real slowdown. speeds just under 60 miles per hour for this stretch up 580. a little slow up 101.
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we have the last remaining folks coming off that berkley trip, scott. back to you. >> all right, thank you. we'll have more local news coming up at 11:00. see you then. we are back with more of "today" on this fun day monday on this fun day monday. while you were out b enjoying the beautiful weekend we had back here -- >> exactly. george clooney ex's i do with the beebs with the naughty but nice. >> so long since you've been here. so much has happened in the celebrity world. >> let's start with stacey. i didn't know she was dating. >> she broke up with george less than a year ago. she had been dating him five years. we thought that might happen for george. it did not. she's moved on and found a lovely new man.
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a tech entrepreneur. very handsome. >> more her age range right? exactly. >> people magazine got the exclusive. they always get the exclusives. >> they have been friends for a long time. >> they have a better chance of making it. >> very wedding in mexico. she did confirm with people magazine. >> good for her. >> let's talk about the beebs. this morning in the makeup room, hoda said kathie you have to see it. it showed bieber in a deposition. tell us what happened. >> what happened is he got in trouble with a photographer. his body guard has been accused of attacking photographers. the deposition you sit down with the lawyer and you have to answer the questions. it's a very tough experience. cameras roll on this. this leaked to tmz.
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they say they have the four hours. they put up a limited amount. >> that's not what you think when you see it. you know what i'm talking about? that a should be a private thing. you're right. let's talk about -- >> what you see is just uncensored. maybe at his worst. he comes across terribly arrogant, doesn't want to answer questions. >> yeah, rude. >> tmz has the video. it's a short amount of what was there. >> tough to watch right? >> exactly. >> there's a photo of him and se selena. >> that's definitely her. >> i know those socks anywhere. >> she was in texas doing a concert. he flew in. they spent the weekend together.
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there they are at a store. they went to play laser tag. >> good, they're acting their age. >> my friends said they spoke to someone that worked at the laser tag that said they were kissing and cuddling. seemed like they were back together. >> he was on his best behavior when the mom toured with him. > >> i follow him on twitter. he had a picture of her in a dress. >> he tweeted it out saying how much he still liked her. maybe they're back together. >> and what about shakira? >> she said in the interview her new fiance doesn't like her making out, flirting with gentlemen in her music video. >> but it was okay with rihanna? >> that's the observation. she made a sassy video with a lovely young lady called
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members with different lives but have one thing in common. >> they both lost nearly half their body weight. more than 300 pounds combined. the old-fashioned way, everybody, through diet and exercise. here to introduce us is "today" nutritionist and leader of the joy fit club, joy bauer. >> can you imagine these two people together have lost 324 pounds. >> wow. >> they're going to blow you away. >> who is up first? >> i'll jump in with the first, britney bush, 26 years old from akron, ohio. she claims she was literally born with a preoccupation for food. she was always hungry, always interested in what her next snack was going to be, her next meal. by elementary school, she was known as the heavier friend. well, you fast-forward, just a few years ago, in her early 20s, she had peeked at 265 pounds. she was in the midst of a stress eating episode and she looked into the mirror and out loud said, this is ridiculous. i have to stop behaving like
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this. this was her a-ha moment. she jumped into action, she downloaded that app, my fitness pal, she started tracking all the foods she ate, she gave herself a caloric range of 1200 to 1500 calories, committed to three days a week of exercise, and she's about to walk out, half her size. started at 265. she's 130-ish now. she's unbelievable. >> step on out, brit. >> oh, my god! >> no. >> whose picture did you use? >> are you serious? >> hi. >> you look awesome. >> thank you. thank you. >> one of the cool things i wanted to show you is we talk a lot about weight loss success and variety of foods. she's done just the opposite. i think that repeating what you eat is helpful for a lot of people because it is safe, it is comfortable, you know what you're getting and it removes
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tempting options. >> guilt. >> everyone must be freaking out? >> right. >> she has a green smoothie in the morning. for lunch, a turkey wrap with lettuce, apples and carrots and makes this delicious ratatouille chicken concoction with brown rice. >> okay. angela is 41 years old, from danvers, massachusetts. at heaviest, 385 pounds in this picture. i think a lot of guys will relate to this. he played football in high school. so he was big and strapping. he was overweight, but kind of works. >> depending what position you're playing, it works. >> exactly. when he graduated, he no longer played football, he continued to eat -- >> the way he did as a player. >> right. and he gained an exorbitant amount of weight. he's a paramedic. he was on the ambulance, he got an emergency call, there was a patient, an obese man was stuck in a basement apartment. him and his three partners on the ambulance had to get this man up on to a stretcher and up
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a flight of stairs into the ambulance. and andrew could hardly do it. he was gasping, he was weak and he realized at that moment that not only was his own health at risk, so was the patients' health as well. >> here is andrew's before picture. >> all right, andrew. come join us. >> and, by the way, he's single. >> single? >> single. >> are you -- well -- >> come on over. my goodness. >> he did it through jenny craig because it was easy for him, meals were delivered, he worked with the consultant and they taught him how to do everything. >> we want to say congrats to the joy fit members. great job. coming up, you have to have a sense of humor to work for her demanding boss. >> the very funny jenni pulos on what gets her "flipping out". >> oer the day we rescued riley was a truly amazing day. he was a matted mess in a small cage.
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the road to success has not always been a smooth one for jenni pulos. >> that's for sure. but it is the bumps that she hits that helps her handle whatever comes her way, including her over the top demanding boss from bravo's reality show "flipping out". >> i think it is a little early to wear a tight dress. until you can lose another 10 or 15, i think it is better you wear the maternity clothes. >> i think that's really inappropriate and mean. >> it is. >> you're not quite where you were yet. you're getting there. but i want you to be conscious of that when you're getting dressed. >> oh, my god. jenni, who shares her journey in her new book "grin and bear it: how to be happy no matter what reality throws your way". >> it is how not to do things. >> yeah. i've had a lot of disappointment in my life and i thought, i'm going to write how not to book. bring it on. >> you're honest about the fact you were self-sabotaging your own success. >> absolutely.
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>> in many ways. >> absolutely. you know, i think i was addicted to being a victim. and also went to worst case scenario. so it is a language that you're taught to speak when you grow up. i grew up in a loving, great family, but critical and i think that they made me who i am today and i'm very proud but i wanted to help people to have -- be e able to speak a different language. >> when jeff berates you or -- how do you react to that inside or do you think it is just part of the shtick and part of the show? >> you know, i changed. and that's part of the book. i used to take it more personally. and it has been a ride, but i think my life, when i embrace failure, you know, and really said i'm going to take responsibility, i'm going to own it rather than put it on him or the situation, it is very freeing. and we are a dysfunctional family. >> everyone is. >> it is.
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>> it is a partnership. it is a marriage, anything, it is a lot of work. you have to hang on and enjoy the ride. >> yeah. she said during her life as an actress how she would not prepare for your auditions and things and think, i got this, i got this. >> and the thing i would say to young people out there is work, don't worry. that's a whole chapter in the book. it is about the work. that's what you can control. so work hard. and you'll get to what you want to do. and also maybe you're not in this perfect job that you want to be in, but do the best you can and you will go forward. >> it will lead to the next one. >> one of the things you work at is rap. >> our a rap singer. >> yes. >> my very first favorite rap star. >> you didn't like "rapper's delight". >> i got a little ditty for you. >> okay. ♪ drinking in the am with sister salty and spicy ♪ ♪ they're doing it all and doing it spicy ♪
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♪ these musical mamas make morning feel good ♪ ♪ let's rap hoda and kathie lee ♪ ♪ i'm in the hood hoda and kathie lee ♪ >> all right. i was right. i now love rap. >> yea. >> jenni, thank you so much. >> so nice to meet you. >> the book is great. set your dvr, grab your daughters, because they won't want to miss the next cutis. >> the boy band, midnight red is here. the fans are outside. they have been waiting patiently. but, first, this is "today" on nbc.
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the latest boy band. >> midnight red, they're back to perform their latest single "hell yeah." >> hey, guys. look what elvis and hoda and kathie lee have done for your career. >> we're back. really cool. >> has it been an incredible view . >> yesterday we were in pittsburgh. day before, texas, day before boston. we have been -- >> touring with great groups. >> opening with selena gomez, austin mahone. >> were you with them in texas and was that justin bieber? yes or no? >> we can confirm. >> what ru you singing for us today? >>" hell yeah." >> here we go. midnight red. ♪ hell yeah
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cut the party like you don't care. ♪ we rock the party we got it locked down ♪ ♪ call up your friends so we can take this town ♪ ♪ go all out hit it ♪ tonight we'll kick it hoda my only girl in school with you ♪ ♪ we go all out work it like a lead er ♪ ♪ play it stupid play it dumb ♪ ♪ hell yeah cut the party like you don't care ♪ ♪ hell yeah i want it all right now right here ♪ ♪ we're going to make your head
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spin around and around ♪ ♪ we're going to take you there let's get loud ♪ ♪ hell yeah let's cut the party like we don't care ♪ ♪ this will make your head spin ♪ ♪ i can lose myself tonight ♪ ♪ it's all right to lose yourself tonight ♪ ♪ if you want it want it ♪ ♪ take your chance and do just what you like ♪ ♪ do just what you like ♪ and take yourself into what you love ♪
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♪ hell yeah america, people at home ♪ ♪ we are midnight red ♪ and we're coming ♪ ♪ hell yeah we're going to do it one more time ♪ ♪ check it out ♪ we gonna make your head spin round and round ♪ ♪ we're gonna take you there ♪ ♪ let's get loud ♪ this will make your head spin ♪ this will make your head spin ♪ >> whoo! >> okay. that's -- why do we have these? you guys are --
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>> why do we have these? >> you guys are awesome. thank you so much. >> we're much older. hoda is, but we see the appeal, guys. >> we'll see you tomorrow, everybody. ha [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents -- awesome.
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right now at 11:00, two schools and a park targeted by an arsonist. parents react to the surprising early morning fliers. plus, frustration beginning to build as crews expand their search for the missing malaysian airlines jet. and bart sitcoming to the south bay sooner than expected. how the weather allowed crews to get ahead of schedule on the expansion project. >> nbc bay area news starts now. >> good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm scott mcgrew. peggy bunker has the day off. we begin with new details in the hunt for an arsonist in fremont. structures at two schools and a park


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